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Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: mortality (in)equality in France and the United States

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  • Janet Currie

    () (Princeton University
    National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA))

  • Hannes Schwandt

    (Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
    Northwestern University
    Stanford Institute for Policy Research (SIEPR))

  • Josselin Thuilliez

    (Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne)

Abstract

Abstract We develop a method for comparing levels and trends in inequality in mortality in the United States and France between 1990 and 2010 in a similar framework. The comparison shows that while income inequality has increased in both the United States and France, inequality in mortality in France remained remarkably low and stable. In the United States, inequality in mortality increased for older groups (especially women) while it decreased for children and young adults. These patterns highlight the fact that despite the strong cross-sectional relationship between income and health, there is no necessary connection between changes in income inequality and changes in health inequality.

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  • Janet Currie & Hannes Schwandt & Josselin Thuilliez, 2020. "Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: mortality (in)equality in France and the United States," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 33(1), pages 197-231, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:33:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1007_s00148-019-00736-7
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-019-00736-7
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    Keywords

    France; Income; Inequality; Mortality; Health inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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