Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Health Econ. 2010 Jan;29(1):78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2009.10.005. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

Longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequality.

Author information

  • 1Economics Studies, School of Social and Environmental Sciences, University of Dundee, 3 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland, United Kingdom. p.f.allanson@dundee.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper considers the characterisation and measurement of income-related health inequality using longitudinal data. The paper elucidates the nature of the Jones and López Nicolás (2004) index of "health-related income mobility" and explains the negative values of the index that have been reported in all the empirical applications to date. The paper further presents an alternative approach to the analysis of longitudinal data that brings out complementary aspects of the evolution of income-related health inequalities over time. In particular, we propose a new index of "income-related health mobility" that measures whether the pattern of health changes is biased in favour of those with initially high or low incomes. We illustrate our work by investigating mobility in the General Health Questionnaire measure of psychological well-being over the first nine waves of the British Household Panel Survey from 1991 to 1999.

Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

PMID:
19954852
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk