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Relative deprivation and its association with health indicators: Lower inequality may not improve health

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dc.contributor.author Caner, Asena
dc.contributor.author Yiğit, Yenal Can
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.citation Caner, 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.issn 2352-8273
dc.identifier.other article number 100381
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100381
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/2577
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Yitzhaki index en_US
dc.subject  Inequality en_US
dc.subject  Self-rated health en_US
dc.subject  Chronic illness en_US
dc.subject  Smoking en_US
dc.title Relative deprivation and its association with health indicators: Lower inequality may not improve health en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal SSM - Population Health en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümü tr_TR
dc.identifier.volume 7
dc.contributor.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1794-9266
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000477864100070
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85065392745
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthor Caner, Nur Asena
dc.identifier.PubMedID PMID:31193087
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100381
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı tr_TR


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