Does health Matter for Inequality in Transition Countries: The Case of Ukraine
AbstractSignificant deterioration in health and income inequality in Ukraine as well as in other CIS countries during the early transition motivated us to investigate the relationship between the two categories. Based on both macro- and micro-data analysis we focused on how different aspects of health affect income inequality in Ukraine. Significant impact of health has been proven on both micro- and macro levels. According to macrolevel results, a 1% increase in life expectancy leads to a 2,1% decrease in income inequality as measured by index Gini. Micro-level research also evidenced significance of different health aspects for income inequality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw in its series The wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers with number 090.
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Publication status: Published as The wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Paper, January 2011
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-07-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2011-07-13 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-HEA-2011-07-13 (Health Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2011-07-13 (Transition Economics)
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