Absolute income, relative income, income inequality, and mortality

@inproceedings{Gerdtham2004AbsoluteIR,
  title={Absolute income, relative income, income inequality, and mortality},
  author={Ulf-G. Gerdtham and Magnus Johannesson},
  year={2004}
}
We test whether mortality is related to individual income, mean community income, and community income inequality, controlling for initial health status and personal characteristics. The analysis is based on a random sample from the adult Swedish population of more than 40,000 individuals who were followed up for 10–17 years. We find that mortality decreases significantly as individual income increases. For mean community income and community income inequality we cannot, however, reject the… CONTINUE READING

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