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Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: Mortality (In)Equality in France and the United States

Janet Currie (), Hannes Schwandt () and Josselin Thuilliez ()

No 24623, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We develop a method to compare levels and trends in inequality in mortality in the United States and France 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.

JEL-codes: I14 J1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-05
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Published as Janet Currie & Hannes Schwandt & Josselin Thuilliez, 2020. "Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: mortality (in)equality in France and the United States," Journal of Population Economics, vol 33(1), pages 197-231.

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