publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Unpacking Income Inequality and Population Health: The Peculiar Absence of Geography

James R. Dunn; Peter Schaub; Nancy A. Ross;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2007
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A large and growing body of literature investigating the negative relationship between income inequality and population health (at different geographic scales) has developed over the past several years, although the relationship is not universal apparently. We argue that there has been a peculiar absence of geography in studies of the relationship between income inequality and population health and that explanations for the mixed results have been hampered by an inattention to geography. METHODS: Using methods of spatial pattern visualization, outlier analysis and comparative case study analysis, we investigate the role of “geography” as a means of “...
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free text keywords: Article, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, General Medicine, Inequality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Personal income, Negative relationship, Demographic economics, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Population health, Context (language use), Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Economic inequality
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