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Impact of Income Inequality on Health

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John WildmanORCiD, Dr Jing Shen


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© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article considers the relationship between income inequality and health. Recent research has suggested that absolute income does not explain the existence of health inequalities in developed countries and that income inequality is a more important determinant of health. This article discusses the theories and evidence linking income inequality to health, and explains the difficulties and challenges any future research needs to address.

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Author(s): Wildman J, Shen J

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Encyclopedia of Health Economics

Year: 2014

Pages: 10-14

Online publication date: 27/02/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-375678-7.00209-1

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ISBN: 9780123756787