The income-health gradient: evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers in Understanding Society

Publication type

Book Chapter

Authors

Apostolos Davillas, Andrew M. Jones and Michaela Benzeval

Publication date

Series Number

NO.22

Summary

This chapter adds to the literature about the income-health gradient by exploring the association of short- and long-term income with a wide set of self-reported health measures and objective nurse-administered and blood-based biomarkers, as well as employing estimation techniques that allow for analysis beyond the mean. The income-health gradients are greater in magnitude in case of long-run rather than cross-sectional income measures. Unconditional quantile regressions reveal that the differences between long-run and the short-run income gradients are more evident toward the right tails of the distributions, where both higher risk of illnesses and steeper income gradients are observed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815859-3.00022-6

Subjects

Medicine, Economics, Health and Biology

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Notes

Not held in Hilary Doughty Research Library - bibliographic reference only

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