Gender gap in health from an international perspective

In developed countries, females are expected to outlive males, no matter the age. However, females report worse health than males of the same age. This phenomenon is known as male-female-health-survival paradox. The research project will focus on analysis of to what extent gender differences in longevity can be attributed to biological, demographical, geographical, environmental, social, and behavioural factors. In addition, spatial variation in the gender gap trends will be investigated. A potential PhD candidate is expected to have a basic knowledge of epidemiology or demography. The subject of the PhD thesis can be slightly changed after discussion and agreement with the supervisor.

  • Type: General
  • Supervisor: Michala Lustigová
  • Programme: Social Geography and Regional Development
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: October 1
  • Application deadline: 30th April (consulting with the tutor in advance is strongly recommended)
  • Funding: Scholarship 10 500 CZK per month (+ additional 2 000 CZK once the doctoral examination is successfully passed)