Health, Inequality, and Economic Development

@article{Deaton2001HealthIA,
  title={Health, Inequality, and Economic Development},
  author={Angus Deaton},
  journal={Health Economics eJournal},
  year={2001}
}
  • A. Deaton
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Economics
  • Health Economics eJournal
I explore the connection between income inequality and health in both poor and rich countries. I discuss a range of mechanisms, including nonlinear income effects, credit restrictions, nutritional traps, public goods provision, and relative deprivation. I review the evidence on the effects of income inequality on the rate of decline of mortality over time, on geographical pattens of mortality, and on individual-level mortality. Much of the literature needs to be treated skeptically, if only… 

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