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Income distribution and life expectancy.

Income distribution and life expectancy. EDUCATION & DEBATE For Debate R G Wilkinson 200 - In Britain, as in other developed variations countries, Disease and Men in morbidity and have been associated mortality disability O-o Women with a wide variety of measures of socioeconomic status including car ownership, housing tenure, 160- occupational class, overcrowding, education, and unemployment.'"5 Associations with income have also 140- been reported." The cross sectional relation between 120- and health seems income to be strictly non-linear. 1 shows this relation in the Figure 7000 people studied in the the health and For example, lifestyles survey.6 different measures of standards three morbidity of 80- health income improved rapidly as increased from the lowest towards the middle of the No further range. 60- gains in health increases in income accompanied 40- beyond that point. a non-linear relation (Such strongly sometimes have been missed researchers may by using linear methods.) In a test of the causal significance of the relation Illness Psychosocial between income and 1971-81 mortality during changes health in occupational mortality were related to significantly changes in the of in each proportion people occupation Cu 120 earning less than about 60% of and average earnings Cu also to changes in the u http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Medical Journal British Medical Journal

Income distribution and life expectancy.

British Medical Journal , Volume 304 (6820) – Jan 18, 1992

Income distribution and life expectancy.

British Medical Journal , Volume 304 (6820) – Jan 18, 1992

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EDUCATION & DEBATE For Debate R G Wilkinson 200 - In Britain, as in other developed variations countries, Disease and Men in morbidity and have been associated mortality disability O-o Women with a wide variety of measures of socioeconomic status including car ownership, housing tenure, 160- occupational class, overcrowding, education, and unemployment.'"5 Associations with income have also 140- been reported." The cross sectional relation between 120- and health seems income to be strictly non-linear. 1 shows this relation in the Figure 7000 people studied in the the health and For example, lifestyles survey.6 different measures of standards three morbidity of 80- health income improved rapidly as increased from the lowest towards the middle of the No further range. 60- gains in health increases in income accompanied 40- beyond that point. a non-linear relation (Such strongly sometimes have been missed researchers may by using linear methods.) In a test of the causal significance of the relation Illness Psychosocial between income and 1971-81 mortality during changes health in occupational mortality were related to significantly changes in the of in each proportion people occupation Cu 120 earning less than about 60% of and average earnings Cu also to changes in the u

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
ISSN
0959-8138
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.304.6820.165
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Abstract

EDUCATION & DEBATE For Debate R G Wilkinson 200 - In Britain, as in other developed variations countries, Disease and Men in morbidity and have been associated mortality disability O-o Women with a wide variety of measures of socioeconomic status including car ownership, housing tenure, 160- occupational class, overcrowding, education, and unemployment.'"5 Associations with income have also 140- been reported." The cross sectional relation between 120- and health seems income to be strictly non-linear. 1 shows this relation in the Figure 7000 people studied in the the health and For example, lifestyles survey.6 different measures of standards three morbidity of 80- health income improved rapidly as increased from the lowest towards the middle of the No further range. 60- gains in health increases in income accompanied 40- beyond that point. a non-linear relation (Such strongly sometimes have been missed researchers may by using linear methods.) In a test of the causal significance of the relation Illness Psychosocial between income and 1971-81 mortality during changes health in occupational mortality were related to significantly changes in the of in each proportion people occupation Cu 120 earning less than about 60% of and average earnings Cu also to changes in the u

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British Medical JournalBritish Medical Journal

Published: Jan 18, 1992

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