Individual wealth rank, community wealth inequality, and self-reported adult poor health: a test of hypotheses with panel data (2002-2006) from native Amazonians, Bolivia.

@article{Undurraga2010IndividualWR,
  title={Individual wealth rank, community wealth inequality, and self-reported adult poor health: a test of hypotheses with panel data (2002-2006) from native Amazonians, Bolivia.},
  author={Eduardo A Undurraga and Colleen H Nyberg and Dan T A Eisenberg and Oyunbileg Magvanjav and Victoria Reyes-Garc{\'i}a and Tom{\'a}s Huanca and William R Leonard and Thomas W. Mcdade and Susan N. Tanner and Vincent Vadez and Ricardo A. Godoy},
  journal={Medical anthropology quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={522-48}
}
Growing evidence suggests that economic inequality in a community harms the health of a person. Using panel data from a small-scale, preindustrial rural society, we test whether individual wealth rank and village wealth inequality affects self-reported poor health in a foraging-farming native Amazonian society. A person's wealth rank was negatively but weakly associated with self-reported morbidity. Each step up/year in the village wealth hierarchy reduced total self-reported days ill by 0.4… CONTINUE READING

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