This paper empirically examines the inequalities related to social class and income using individual self‐reported health status data. Health inequalities are estimated by different indexes using individual standardised and unstandardised health status data. The population was divided into income and social class, respectively. From this two main results are obtatined: inequalities are sensitive to the health status variable and the social position variable employed. It was found that significant health related social class inequalities were insignificant when income was employed as a reference variable.
Costa, J. and Garcia, J. (2003), "Measuring socioeconomic health inequalities: fiction or reality?", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 30 No. 8, pp. 883-892. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068290310483751Download as .RIS
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