Policy Implications Of The Gradient Of Health And Wealth An economist asks , Would redistributing income improve population health ?

@inproceedings{Deaton2002PolicyIO,
  title={Policy Implications Of The Gradient Of Health And Wealth An economist asks , Would redistributing income improve population health ?},
  author={Angus S Deaton},
  year={2002}
}
Men in the United States with family incomes in the top 5 percent of the distribution in 1980 had about 25 percent longer to live than did those in the bottom 5 percent. Proportional increases in income are associated with equal proportional decreases in mortality throughout the income distribution. I discuss possible reasons for this gradient and ask… CONTINUE READING