Healthcare and wellbeing
Good mental and physical health for all is a necessary condition for broad prosperity. Conversely, major societal challenges affect our health and well-being. How do we keep healthcare affordable, sustainable and accessible for everyone? What technological and other innovations can help? Together with health and welfare practitioners, our scientists work on these fundamental questions from the social and behavioral sciences, economics, public law and governance, digital sciences, law and ethics.
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How to promote healthy lifestyles in an equitable manner
News in health and wellbeing
Wealthy elderly benefit most from ‘generation pact’, PhD research finds20th November 2023
The aim of the Dutch ‘generation pact’ is to allow older employees to reduce their working hours to prevent them from dropping out while creating room for newcomers in the job market. However, research by Albert Rutten reveals that wealthy seniors are the primary beneficiaries of this arrangement, leaving the less well-off and the young with little to gain.
In the subscription economy, research finds that most of us are oversubscribed24th October 2023
How many subscriptions do you have? A large study by Anna Paley and Niels van de Ven from Tilburg University shows that you probably have more than you realize, and that you’re spending a lot more money on subscription services than you think. The researchers found a new way of nudging people towards better insight into their finances, which proves to be highly effective in helping the oversubscribed cut down on their monthly subscription charges.
Inaugural address Jolanda Mathijssen: Youth care needs systems thinking23rd August 2023
The care and upbringing of children is primarily the responsibility of parents. However, more and more parents are experiencing parenting stress as well as other concerns. This puts great pressure on families. To relieve the pressure, the government also has a role in providing a good system of youth care. "Care for youth cannot exist without care for parents and family," believes Professor of Care for Youth Jolanda Mathijssen.
Academic Collaborative Center for Digital Health & Mental Wellbeing
We aim to make the usage of digital tools and interventions for mental wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle accessible for everyone by 2030.
Tranzo is the scientific center for care and wellbeing of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. Tranzo wants to build a bridge between science and practice in the area of care and wellbeing. The objective is to promote an evidence-based approach by working in co-creation with practitioners to develop and exchange knowledge.
Zero Poverty Lab: Stopping generational poverty
Solving poverty is a global task. Living in poverty damages people’s mental and physical health. Poverty stunts children's development, causes much suffering and stress, and costs society a lot of potential due to illness and loss. Even in the Netherlands, many people live in poverty. The Zero Poverty Lab aims to break the cycle of generational poverty by clarifying the effect of poverty on the (child’s) brain and investigate how we can help prevent and remedy these effects.
Zero Hunger Lab
Tilburg University’s Zero Hunger Lab is a research group that aims to achieve global food security through the power of data science.
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