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Income-related inequalities in health: Some international comparisons

van Doorslaer, Eddy, Wagstaff, Adam, Bleichrodt, Han, Calonge, Samuel, Gerdtham, Ulf-G, Gerfin, Michael, Geurts, Jose, Gross, Lorna, Hakkinen, Unto, Leu, Robert E., and others. (1997) Income-related inequalities in health: Some international comparisons. Journal of Health Economics, 16 (1). pp. 93-112. ISSN 0167-6296. (doi:10.1016/S0167-6296(96)00532-2) (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) (KAR id:18004)

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Abstract

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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0167-6296(96)00532-2
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: T.J. Sango
Date Deposited: 05 May 2009 08:58 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18004 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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