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dc.contributor.authorGrönqvist, Hansen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Peren_US
dc.contributor.authorNiknami, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:49:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:49:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201301212176-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58647-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the effect of income inequality on health for a group of particularly disadvantaged individuals: refugees. Our analysis draws on longitudinal hospitalization records coupled with a settlement policy where Swedish authorities assigned newly arrived refugees to their first area of residence. The policy was implemented in a way that provides a source of plausibly random variation in initial location. The results reveal no statistically significant effect of income inequality on the risk of being hospitalized. This finding holds also for most population subgroups and when separating between different types of diagnoses. Our estimates are precise enough to rule out large effects of income inequality on health.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6554en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordincome inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordquasi-experimenten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwFlüchtlingeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleIncome inequality and health: Lessons from a refugee residential assignment programen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn716018586en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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