About us

Health is a key determinant of individual well-being, also, health is known to have a central role in ensuring economic development. Population health has direct linkages, among others, to fertility, mortality, labour market outcomes and population inequalities.

The Health and Population research group investigates the links between health, health care, demography and socio-economic conditions. The research focuses primarily on Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe, and is expected to shed light on potential policies to improve population health and economic activity. This focus of the research is complemented with research projects using international data, conducted in international collaborations.

Our research projects are organised into three broad topics:

1) childhood health and maternity
2) health and patient pathways during active ages
3) health and economic activity at older ages

The Health and Population research group is based at the Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. We are funded by the Momentum („Lendület”) Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (grant period: 2018-2023).