Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display

Economic inequality and public health: evidence from 14 countries

Morkute, G. (2012) Economic inequality and public health: evidence from 14 countries. Master thesis.


Download (723kB) | Preview


Objective: explore the associations between economic inequality and all- cause mortality and between economic inequality and external- cause mortality in 14 selected countries in 1985-2009. Methods: Cross- sectional time- series analysis (between, mixed and random effects models), checking the association between income inequality and mortality for mediation. Results: Income inequality is positively related to mortality in between effects models. In fixed and random effects models the association has no single direction. Generally, the effects of inequality are more often positive/ more strongly positive when control variables are included and also for males’ and external- cause mortality. Perceiving conflicts between the rich and poor meets the requirements for mediating variable only in between and random effects models. Conclusions: When countries are compared higher inequality is related to higher mortality but the increasing mortality in an individual country is not necessarily linked to higher mortality. Overall, the association is dubious.

Item Type: Thesis (Master)
Degree programme: Population Studies
Supervisor: Kibele, E.U.B.
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 05:35
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 05:35

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item