Income Inequality and Healt: A Multi-Country Analysis

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för nationalekonomi, nationalekonomi sv
dc.contributor Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Economics, Economics en
dc.contributor.author Asafu-Adjaye, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T14:04:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T14:04:45Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.isbn 951-555-769-0
dc.identifier.issn 0357-4598
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/177
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:951-555-769-0
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the effect of income inequality on health status. A model of health status was specified in which the main variables were income level, income inequality, the level of savings and the level of education. The model was estimated using a panel data set for 44 countries covering six time periods. The results indicate that income inequality (measured by the Gini coefficient) has a significant effect on health status when we control for the levels of income, savings and education. The relationship is consistent regardless of the specification of health status and income. Thus, the study results provide some empirical support for the income inequality hypothesis. fi
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers
dc.relation.ispartofseries 487
dc.rights Publikationen är skyddad av upphovsrätten. Den får läsas och skrivas ut för personligt bruk. Användning i kommersiellt syfte är förbjuden. sv
dc.rights This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited. en
dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
dc.subject income inequality fi
dc.subject health fi
dc.subject poverty fi
dc.subject income inequality hypothesis fi
dc.subject.other Economics fi
dc.title Income Inequality and Healt: A Multi-Country Analysis fi
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