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Book Chapter Panel Data Econometrics: Empirical Applications No.22

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

Authors

Editors

Mike Tsionas

Publication date

2019

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

Links

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128158593000226?dgcid=raven_sd_search_email

Notes

Not held in Hilary Doughty Research Library - bibliographic reference only


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