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dc.contributor.authorBöckerman, Petrien_US
dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Edvarden_US
dc.contributor.authorHelakorpi, Satuen_US
dc.contributor.authorUutela, Anttien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T11:00:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T11:00:36Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63822-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between relative income inequality and health in Finland, using individual microdata over the period 1993-2005. Our data allows us to analyse a large spectrum of health indicators. Overall, our results suggest that income inequality is not associated with increased morbidity in the population. The results for women differ to quite a large extent from those of men and the pooled sample. There is evidence that an increase in the Gini coefficient is negatively related to the probability of good physical health and no disability retirement. For men, relative income inequality is clearly not important for health.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesETLA Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 1104en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHealth, health behaviour, economic inequality, relative income inequality, relative deprivation, Gini coefficienten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGini-Koeffizienten_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleEconomic inequality and health: Looking beyond aggregate indicatorsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn549467920en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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