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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 17

Health and Inequality

Owen O’Donnell*,; Eddy Van Doorslaer; Tom Van Ourti*    * Erasmus School of Economics & Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands School of Economics and Area Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece Erasmus School of Economics, Tinbergen Institute & Institute for Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract

We examine the relationship between income and health with the purpose of establishing the extent to which the distribution of health in a population contributes to income inequality and is itself a product of that inequality. The evidence supports a substantial impact of ill-health on income, mainly ...

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