Economic Inclusion and Well-being: Comparing Research, Policies, and Perspectives Across Europe, the U.S., and Globally

18/01/2024 to 18/01/2024

EUniWell and NYU online EUniWell-Event

Join us for a conversation on economic inclusion between EUniWell and the NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change, bringing together scholars at NYU on 18 January 2024 at 15:30-17:00 CET / 14:30-16:00 GMT / 9:30-11:00 EST.

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A recent report by the World Bank describes economic inclusion as the process of ensuring that all individuals and communities have equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from the economy (Andrews et. al. 2021). In general, the term economic inclusion is used to refer to the degree of equity, access to opportunity, and relative equality in outcomes for the well-being and health for citizens in a society. 

True economic inclusion is aspirational, and will ultimately require broad thinking, significant structural reforms, and transformational policies and programs in order to be achieved.  Therefore, it is important for scholars and policymakers to step back, examine the intertwined sources of economic exclusion and injustice, and think big about potential solutions.

The NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) and the European University for Wellbeing (EUniWell) invite you to participate in a collaborative and interdisciplinary conversation on the topic of economic inclusion and family health and well-being.

The discussion will be structured as an informal sharing of work and ideas between a group of NYU scholars and scholars from EUniwell’s network of European Universities. Key goals for this discussion are to include: 

  1. Developing a shared understanding of how experiences with economic systems (i.e. employment/labor market, housing, education, food insecurity, etc.) are connected to family health and well-being; 
  2. Sharing research interests and expertise within the framework of comparing economic systems and policies across Europe and the U.S.; and
  3. Beginning collaborative discussions around a broad vision and transformative solutions for a more inclusive future.


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. EUniwell’s Perspective on Well-being
  3. IHDSC’s Approach to Understanding Economic Inclusion
  4. Group Discussion:
    1. Can you look at economic inclusion through the lens of well-being, and well-being through the lens of economic inclusion? Is there something from your current research that would benefit from this exchange?
    2. What transformative approaches are working to connect economics and well-being? In European countries? In the United States? And globally?


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