Health and income across the life cycle and generations in Europe.

@article{Kippersluis2009HealthAI,
  title={Health and income across the life cycle and generations in Europe.},
  author={Hans van Kippersluis and Tom Van Ourti and Owen O'Donnell and E K A van Doorslaer},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={818-30}
}
An age-cohort decomposition applied to panel data identifies how the mean, overall inequality and income-related inequality of self-assessed health evolve over the life cycle and differ across generations in 11 EU countries. There is a moderate and steady decline in mean health until the age of 70 or so and a steep acceleration in the rate of deterioration thereafter. In southern Europe and Ireland, where development has been most rapid, the average health of generations born in more recent… CONTINUE READING

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