Income inequality and population health: correlation and causality.

@article{Babones2008IncomeIA,
  title={Income inequality and population health: correlation and causality.},
  author={Salvatore J Babones},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={1614-26}
}
A large literature now exists on the cross-national correlation between income inequality and population health, but existing studies suffer from sparse data, poor operationalization of income inequality, and the use of low-power statistical models. This paper sets out to estimate the ecological correlation between income inequality and indicators of population health in a very broad panel of countries, to demonstrate that this relationship is largely non-artifactual, and to test whether this… CONTINUE READING

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