Income-related inequalities in health: Some international comparisons

van Doorslaer, Eddy and Wagstaff, Adam and Bleichrodt, Han and Calonge, Samuel and Gerdtham, Ulf-G and Gerfin, Michael and Geurts, Jose and Gross, Lorna and Hakkinen, Unto and Leu, Robert E. and O'Donnell, Owen and Propper, Carol and Puffer, Frank and Rodriguez, Marisol and Sundberg, Gun and Winkelhake, Olaf (1997) Income-related inequalities in health: Some international comparisons. Journal of Health Economics, 16 (1). pp. 93-112. ISSN 0167-6296. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper presents evidence on income-related inequalities in self-assessed health in nine industrialized countries. Health interview survey data were used to construct concentration curves of self-assessed health, measured as a latent variable. Inequalities in health favoured the higher income groups and were statistically significant in all countries. Inequalities were particularly high in the United States and the United Kingdom. Amongst other European countries, Sweden, Finland and the former East Germany had the lowest inequality. Across countries, a strong association was found between inequalities in health and inequalities in income.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: T.J. Sango
Date Deposited: 05 May 2009 08:58
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 08:16
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