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Income, Income Inequality, and Health: Evidence from China

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  • Hongbin Li
  • Yi Zhu

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This paper tests using survey data from China whether individual health is associated with income and community-level income inequality. Although poor health and high inequality are key features of many developing countries, most of the earlier literature has drawn on data from developed countries in studying the association between the two. We find that self-reported health status increases with per capita income, but at a decreasing rate.

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  • Hongbin Li & Yi Zhu, 2006. "Income, Income Inequality, and Health: Evidence from China," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2006-07, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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