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The shape of the relationship between mortality and income in France


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  • Florence JUSOT


Using a case-control study constructed with two fiscal databases, this paper investigates the shape of the relationship between income and the probability of death in France. The results show that the risk of mortality is strongly correlated with the level of income, independent from the occupational status. This relationship holds across the whole range of income distribution. Specifically the protective effect of highest incomes casts some doubt on the hypothesis of the concavity of the income-health relationship.

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 83-84 ()
Pages: 89-122

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Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2006:i:83-84:p:04

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  1. Sandy Tubeuf & Florence Jusot, 2011. "Social health inequalities among older Europeans: the contribution of social and family background," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 61-77, February.
  2. Grignon, Michel & Jusot, Florence, 2008. "Commentaire sur l’article de G. Menvielle et al. «Evolution temporelle des inégalités sociales de mortalité en France entre 1968 et 1996. Etude en fonction du niveau d’études par cause de dé," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University 123456789/459, Paris Dauphine University.
  3. Sandy Tubeuf, 2009. "Explaining wealth-related health inequalities in European countries: the contribution of childhood circumstances and adulthood conditions," Working Papers, Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds 0902, Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.


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