The social gradient in health: the effect of absolute income and subjective social status assessment on the individual's health in Europe.

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Using data on individuals aged between 50 and 65 from 6 European countries, this study investigates the effect of absolute income and subjective social status assessment on health in the light of medical evidence indicating that the individual's position in the social hierarchy undermines his/her mental and physical health. The paper shows that individuals… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2009.05.001

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@article{Theodossiou2009TheSG, title={The social gradient in health: the effect of absolute income and subjective social status assessment on the individual's health in Europe.}, author={Irini Theodossiou and Alexandros N. Zangelidis}, journal={Economics and human biology}, year={2009}, volume={7 2}, pages={229-37} }