Beefing up with the Chans: evidence for the effects of relative income and income inequality on health from the China Health and Nutrition Survey.

@article{Chen2008BeefingUW,
  title={Beefing up with the Chans: evidence for the effects of relative income and income inequality on health from the China Health and Nutrition Survey.},
  author={Zhuo Adam Chen and David Meltzer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={2206-17}
}
A great deal of research has examined the hypothesis that the well-being of individuals is shaped not just by the absolute level of resources available to them but also the level of resources available to them relative to others in their cohort or community. Several causal pathways have been hypothesized to explain associations between relative social position and health. For example, greater community income could increase the overall availability of health care in a community or decrease the… CONTINUE READING
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