Evidence on the Relationship between Low Income and Poor Health : Is the Government Doing Enough ?

@inproceedings{Benzeval2000EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence on the Relationship between Low Income and Poor Health : Is the Government Doing Enough ?},
  author={Michaela Benzeval and Jayne Taylor and K. F. Judge},
  year={2000}
}
The government’s report, Opportunity for All: Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion (Department of Social Security, 1999), identified poor health as one of the major problems associated with low income. However, much of the available evidence on the relationship between income and health is of little help in forming policies to reduce health inequalities, as it has tended to be based on crosssection surveys and is therefore unable to shed much light on causal effects. Here, we make use of two… CONTINUE READING

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