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Health responses to a wealth shock: evidence from a Swedish tax reform

Oscar Erixson

Journal of Population Economics, 2017, vol. 30, issue 4, No 8, 1336 pages

Abstract: Abstract This paper makes two contributions to the literature on the effects of wealth on health. First, it deals with reverse causality and omitted variable bias by exploiting exogenous variation in inherited wealth generated by the repeal of the Swedish inheritance tax. Second, it analyzes responses in health outcomes through the use of administrative registers. The results show that increased wealth has limited short to medium run impacts on objective adult health. This is in line with what has previously been reported in the literature.

Keywords: Inheritance; Tax reform; Wealth shock; Objective health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 I10 I12 I14 H30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s00148-017-0651-2

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