Educational inequalities in health in European welfare states: a social expenditure approach.

@article{Dahl2013EducationalII,
  title={Educational inequalities in health in European welfare states: a social expenditure approach.},
  author={Espen Lie Dahl and Kjetil A. van der Wel},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={81},
  pages={60-9}
}
A puzzle in comparative health inequality research is the finding that egalitarian welfare states do not necessarily demonstrate narrow health inequalities. This paper interrogates into this puzzle by moving beyond welfare regimes to examine how welfare spending affect inequalities in self-rated across Europe. We operationalise welfare spending in four different ways and compare both absolute and relative health inequalities, as well as the level of poor self-rated health in the low education… CONTINUE READING