Income inequality and health in England

Deane, C. (2006) Income inequality and health in England. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Income inequality has increased dramatically in recent years in developed countries. Due to this occurrence, there has been much interest into the investigation of the effects of this inequality. The relationship between income inequality and health has spurred on research since the late 1990's. However, little of this research has been conducted in England. The majority of the studies have taken place in the US. Therefore in this paper I wish to explore the concept of income inequality and health in England. All the relevant data will be extracted from the Office of National Statistics. The measure of income inequality that will be used is the Gini coefficient and this will be compared to the standardised mortality ratios. The results will be examined at regional and at a national level and through the means of correlation and regression, potential patterns will be explored.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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