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Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: mortality (in)equality in France and the United States

Janet Currie (), Hannes Schwandt and Josselin Thuilliez ()
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Hannes Schwandt: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Journal of Population Economics, 2020, vol. 33, issue 1, No 6, 197-231

Abstract: Abstract We develop a method for comparing levels and trends in inequality in mortality in the United States and France between 1990 and 2010 in a similar framework. The comparison shows that while income inequality has increased in both the United States and France, inequality in mortality in France remained remarkably low and stable. In the United States, inequality in mortality increased for older groups (especially women) while it decreased for children and young adults. These patterns highlight the fact that despite the strong cross-sectional relationship between income and health, there is no necessary connection between changes in income inequality and changes in health inequality.

Keywords: France; Income; Inequality; Mortality; Health inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I14 I18 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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