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How democracy alters our view of inequality — and what it means for our health

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Background: Income inequality is associated with poor health when economic disparities are especially salient. Yet, political institutions may alter this relationship because democracies (as opposed to autocracies) may be more inclined to frame inequalities in negative rather than positive ways. Living in a particular political system potentially alters the messages individuals receive about whether inequality is large or small, good or bad, and th...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114190

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0000-0002-3933-9111
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9114-965X
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
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220206/Z/20/Z
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
283
Article number:
114190
Publication date:
2021-06-30
Acceptance date:
2021-06-28
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1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
Pmid:
34242889
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English
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1185436
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pubs:1185436
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2022-11-11

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