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Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: Mortality (In)Equality in France and the United States

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  • Janet CURRIE

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  • Hannes SCHWANDT

    (FERDI)

  • Josselin THUILLIEZ

    () (Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne - Université de Paris I)

Abstract

We develop a method to compare levels and trends in inequality in mortality in the United States and France 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, 2018. "Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: Mortality (In)Equality in France and the United States," Working Papers 4544, FERDI.
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    1. Florian Bonnet & Hippolyte d'Albis, 2020. "Spatial Inequality in Mortality in France over the Past Two Centuries," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 46(1), pages 145-168, March.
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    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics

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