Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20596
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Alisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorShields, Michael A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Stephen Wheatleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:15:16Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:15:16Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20596-
dc.description.abstractIn an influential study Case et al. (2002) documented a positive relationship between familyincome and child health in the US, with the slope of the gradient being larger for older thanyounger children. In this paper we explore the child health income gradient in England, whichhas a comprehensive publicly-funded National Health Service (NHS) founded on the twinprinciples of health care being free at the point of delivery and equality of access for thewhole population. Our analysis is based on a sample of over 13,000 children (and theirparents) drawn from the Health Survey for England. In accordance with Case et al. (2002),we find consistent and robust evidence of a significant family income gradient in child healthusing the subjective general health status measure. However, in England the size of thegradient is considerably smaller than that found for the US and we find no evidence that itsslope increases with child age. We also provide new evidence that nutrition and familylifestyle choices have an important role in determining child health and that child healthoutcomes are highly correlated within the family. In addition, we find no evidence of anincome gradient for objective indicators of child health, derived from nurse measurementsand blood test results. Together our evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that the NHShas a protective effect on the health of children in England.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1328en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome gradienten_US
dc.subject.keywordchronic illnessen_US
dc.subject.keywordnutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlifestyleen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungen_US
dc.subject.stwLifestyleen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGrossbritannienen_US
dc.titleIs the Child Health / Family Income Gradient Universal? : Evidence from Englanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn474204995en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

Files in This Item:
File
Size
235.67 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.