Polarisation and health
Blanco-Perez, Cristina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada)

Publicació: Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor 2008
Descripció: 20 pag.
Resum: This paper examines the effect of income polarisation on individual health. We argue that polarisation captures much better the social tension and conflict that underlie some of the pathways linking income disparities and individual health, and which have been traditionally proxied by inequality. We test our premises with panel data for Spain. Results show that polarisation has a detrimental effect on health. We also find that the way the relevant population subgroups are defined is important: polarisation is only significant if measured between education-age groups for each region. Regional polarisation is not significant. Our results are obtained conditional on a comprehensive set of controls, including absolute and relative income.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología SEJ2004-07373-C03-01/ECON
Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología SEJ2007-67911-C03-02/ECON
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Col·lecció: Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 3727
Document: Working paper
Matèria: Polarisation ; Health ; Fixed-effects ordered logit model ; Conflict ; Psychosocial stress ; Social capital

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