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dc.contributor.authorCaner, Asena
dc.contributor.authorYiğit, Yenal Can
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.available2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-04
dc.identifier.citationCaner, A., & Yiğit, Y. C. (2019). Relative deprivation and its association with health indicators: Lower inequality may not improve health. SSM-population health, 7, 100381.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2352-8273
dc.identifier.otherarticle number 100381
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/2577
dc.description.abstractThis study tested the hypothesis of relative deprivation (RD) to investigate how inequality is associated with health and health related behaviors in a developing country context. Data from two nationally representative surveys in 2010, 2012, and 2014 were used to estimate logit and ordered logit models stratified by sex. RD was calculated based on both income and education, unlike most studies in the earlier literature that relied only on income. All results of the study were found to be robust to alternative reference groups. First, consistent with the earlier literature, RD was found to be positively correlated with indicators of poor health. Secondly, and more interestingly, unlike the results in the earlier RD literature, women with more income or education (and lower RD) were found to be more likely to be current smokers and more likely to consume a higher number of cigarettes. The main policy implication is that reducing inequality can help improve self-rated health indicators, but it will not be sufficient to achieve health policy goals. Unless smoking patterns change, reducing inequalities in income or education among women will not necessarily lead to better health; because smoking is more common among better educated and richer women. en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectYitzhaki indexen_US
dc.subject Inequalityen_US
dc.subject Self-rated healthen_US
dc.subject Chronic illnessen_US
dc.subject Smokingen_US
dc.titleRelative deprivation and its association with health indicators: Lower inequality may not improve healthen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalSSM - Population Healthen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümütr_TR
dc.identifier.volume7
dc.contributor.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1794-9266
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000477864100070
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85065392745
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorCaner, Nur Asena
dc.identifier.PubMedIDPMID:31193087
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100381
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR


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