Causes of Inequality in Health : Who Are You? Where You Live? Or Who Your Parents Were?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Wagstaff, Adam
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Paci, Pierella
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Joshi, Heather
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2014-08-19T17:56:14Z
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2014-08-19T17:56:14Z
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2001-11
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2021-04-23T14:03:43Z
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Data from the British National Child Development Study show that, among 33-year-olds, ill health (as measured by cardinalized responses to a question on self-assessed health) is concentrated among the worse off. The authors seek to decompose the inequalities in health status into their socioeconomic causes. In this decomposition, inequalities in health status depend on inequalities in each of the underlying determinants of health and on the elasticities of health status with respect to each of these determinants. The authors estimate these elasticities using regression models that allow for unobserved heterogeneity at the community level. They find that inequalities in unobserved community-level influences account for only 6 percent of health inequality, and inequalities in parental education and social class for only 4 percent. Inequalities in income and housing tenure account for most health inequality, though inequalities in educational attainment and in math scores at age seven also play a part.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/11/1631786/causes-inequality-health-live-or-your-parents
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19434
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 2713
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ADULTHOOD
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ALCOHOL
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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CHILDHOOD
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CLIMATE
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COMMUNITIES
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COMPARATIVE STUDIES
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CRIME
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DIET
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ECONOMICS
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EQUALITY
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FATHERS
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FEMALES
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GENDER
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GOVERNMENT HOUSING
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HEALTH OUTCOMES
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HEALTH SERVICES
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HOME OWNERS
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HOME OWNERSHIP
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HOUSEHOLD STRUCTURE
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HOUSEHOLDS
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HOUSING
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INCOMES
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INFANT MORTALITY
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LAUNDRY
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MORTALITY
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NURSING
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NUTRITION
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PARENTS
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POLICY DOCUMENTS
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POLLUTION
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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ROADS
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SMOKING
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TENANCY HEALTH SURVEYS
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SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS
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SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS
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SELF ASSESSMENT
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ELASTICITY (ECONOMIC)
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INEQUITY
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DECOMPOSITION METHOD
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REGRESSION ANALYSIS
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PARENTS
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HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
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HEALTH SURVEYS
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TENANCY
dc.title
Causes of Inequality in Health : Who Are You? Where You Live? Or Who Your Parents Were?
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Gender
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2001-11-30
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/11/1631786/causes-inequality-health-live-or-your-parents
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-2713
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000094946_01113004020845
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1631786
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WPS2713
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2001/12/17/000094946_01113004020845/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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Europe and Central Asia
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United Kingdom
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: Public administration- Health
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Finance :: Non-compulsory health finance
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Health and other social services :: Health
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Public sector governance :: Other accountability/anti-corruption
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Public sector governance :: Other public sector governance
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Human development :: Health system performance
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Rural Development :: Regional Rural Development
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Health Systems Development and Reform
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Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems
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Housing and Human Habitats
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Disease Control and Prevention
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Public Health Promotion
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Early Child and Children's Health
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Gender :: Gender and Health
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Public Services for Human Development, Development Research Group; and the Office of the Vice President, Human Development Netwwork
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1

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