Income inequalities in unhealthy life styles in England and Spain.

  title={Income inequalities in unhealthy life styles in England and Spain.},
  author={Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Hern{\'a}ndez-Quevedo and Dolores Jim{\'e}nez-Rubio},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
Health inequalities in developed societies are persistent. Arguably, the rising inequalities in unhealthy lifestyles might underpin these inequality patterns, yet supportive empirical evidence is scarce. We examine the patterns of inequality in unhealthy lifestyles in England and Spain, two countries that exhibit rising obesity levels with a high prevalence of smoking and alcohol use. This study is unique in that it draws from health survey data spanning over a period in which major contextual… CONTINUE READING
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