IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/lvl/criacr/1801.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Comparing the Education Gradient in Chronic Disease Incidence among the Elderly in Six OECD Countries

Author

Listed:
  • Aurélie Côté-Sergent
  • Raquel Fonseca
  • Erin Strumpf

Abstract

Inequalities in health by educational attainment are persistent both over time and across countries. However, their magnitudes, evolution, and main drivers are not necessarily consistent across jurisdictions. We examine the health-education gradient among older adults in the United States, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy, including how it changes over time between 2004 and 2010. Using longitudinal survey data, we assess how rates of incident poor health, incident difficulties with activities of daily living, and incident chronic conditions vary by educational attainment across countries. We also examine how potential confounders, including demographic characteristics, income, health care utilisation and health behaviours, affect the health-education gradient within countries over time. We find systematic differences in disease incidence, as well as in the health-education gradients, across countries. We also demonstrate that while adjusting for confounders generally diminishes the health-education gradient, the impacts of these variables vary somewhat across countries.

Suggested Citation

  • Aurélie Côté-Sergent & Raquel Fonseca & Erin Strumpf, 2018. "Comparing the Education Gradient in Chronic Disease Incidence among the Elderly in Six OECD Countries," Cahiers de recherche 1801, Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques.
  • Handle: RePEc:lvl:criacr:1801
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.cedia.ca/sites/cedia.ca/files/cahier_18_01_education_gradient_disease_incidence_elderly.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Tatiana Andreyeva & Pierre-Carl Michaud & Arthur Van Soest, 2005. "Obesity and Health in Europeans Ages 50 and Above," Working Papers WR-331, RAND Corporation.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Mommaerts, Corina & Raza, Syed Hassan & Zheng, Yu, 2019. "The Economic Consequences of Hospitalizations for Older Workers across Countries," CEPR Discussion Papers 13753, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    disease incidence; older ages; education;

    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lvl:criacr:1801. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Manuel Paradis). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/cediaca.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.