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Health, Inequality, and Economic Development

Angus Deaton ()

Working Papers from Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies

Abstract: I explore the connection between income inequality and health in both poor and rich countries. I discuss a range of mechanisms, including nonlinear income effects, credit restrictions, nutritional traps, public goods provision, and relative deprivation. I review the evidence on the effects of income inequality on the rate of decline of mortality over time, on geographical pattens of mortality, and on individual-level mortality.

Keywords: INCOME; HEALTH; POVERTY (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
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