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The journals are full of great studies but can we believe the statistics? Revisiting the mass privatisation – mortality debate

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Cross-national statistical analyses based on country-level panel data are increasingly popular in social epidemiology. To provide reliable results on the societal determinants of health, analysts must give very careful consideration to conceptual and methodological issues: aggregate (historical) data are typically compatible with multiple alternative stories of the data-generating process. Studies in this field which fail to relate their empirical approach to the true underlying data-generati...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.12.027

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Area Studies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
1
Pages:
14-22
Publication date:
2012-02-02
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EISSN:
0277-9536
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734973
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uuid:3a851414-45e7-44d3-85a8-d46a1e38c690
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2017-10-10

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