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Special Issue "Socioeconomic Inequality of Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019).
It is a well-documented fact that there exists a positive association between socioeconomic status and health. Put simply: rich people tend to live longer and attain better health outcomes than poor people. Both economists and epidemiologists have done a lot of research on the measurement and explanation of this type of bivariate inequality, leading to an increased understanding of the social gradient. For this special issue, we invite contributions providing new insights into the mechanisms behind socioeconomic inequality of health, as well as contributions focusing on the econometric techniques which could be used to unravel the causal structures and pathways.
Specific avenues of research in socioeconomic inequality of health may include, but are not limited to, the modelling of health dynamics and the assessment of the related inequalities using longitudinal panels of data, the incorporation of risk or uncertainty in future health into the measurement of socioeconomic inequality of health, and the development and evaluation of distribution regression approaches in decomposition analyses. New methodological developments in these areas as well as insightful empirical studies by means of national, regional or global datasets are especially welcome.
Prof. Guido Erreygers
Dr. Roselinde Kessels
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Socioeconomic inequality of health
- Inequality measurement
- Inequality decomposition
- Econometric analysis of inequality
- Health dynamics modelling
- Distribution regression approaches