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Individual good, public bad, or societal syndrome? A cross-country study of income, inequality and health.

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This paper examines the association between inequality and individual health across low, middle and high income countries making use of a unique dataset containing information on the health status of individuals in 21 countries and territories throughout the world with very different characteristics. The survey covers respondents between the ages of 40 and 79. Our dependent variable is self-assessed health (SAH), a categorical variable which ranges from ‘very poor’ to ‘very good’. As a robust...

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Volume:
408
Series:
OIA Working Papers
Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:160b2d21-dfa2-4b9c-8b1f-b281ada06812
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14226
Language:
English

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