Exploring the link between place’s income mobility and mortality: An agent-based model. Webinar, 28 January 2021


January 28, 2021


16.00-17:30 CET

Some scholars have recently suggested that contextual income mobility –- defined as individuals’ ability to exceed their parents’ income within the place of residence — may play an essential role in explaining health disparities in the U.S.  Previous research provide some evidence for the link between the rigidity of the stratification system and health. In this work, we use an agent-based model to explore and describe the dynamic between a place’s income mobility and health. By combining empirical information and using an exploratory model,  we assess under which conditions income mobility would contribute to socio-economic gaps in longevity.

Sebastián Daza

is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Sociology from the Catholic University of Chile. His  research focuses on how socioeconomic mobility affects health and mortality, the consequences of incarceration for health, reentry experiences of women just released from prison, and social networks. He relies on statistical and computational methods in my research, with an emphasis on data science and agent-based modeling. Currently, he is a Senior Researcher at the IEGD in Madrid, and working on the project ECHO with Alberto Palloni.