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Income related inequalities in mental health in Great Britain: Analysing the causes of health inequality over time

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Using regression techniques this paper estimates the level of income related health inequality in GB in 1992 and 1998. Inequality is decomposed to investigate which socio-demographic factors are important contributors to health differences. The paper includes a range of measured and subjective income variables to control for absolute income. A relative deprivation measure is included to test the impact of income inequality on health inequality. It is found that subjective financial status is a major determinant of ill-health and makes a major contribution to income related inequalities in health. Relative deprivation is an important contributor for women but not for men. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wildman J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Health Economics

Year: 2003

Volume: 22

Issue: 2

Pages: 295-312

Print publication date: 01/03/2003

ISSN (print): 0167-6296

ISSN (electronic): 1879-1646

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6296(02)00101-7

PubMed id: 12606147


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