2018-2019

1:00 PM, 08 May 2019 - 2:00 PM, 08 May 2019, ORB 101, O'Rahilly Building, UCC

Educational inequality and health inequality: a European analysis


Society, Health and Political Economy (SHAPE) Cluster

 

Dr Brendan McElroy, Dr Edel Walsh

Department of Economics, CUBS.

 

'Educational inequality and health inequality: a European analysis'

 

Wednesday 8th May, 1-2pm

Venue: ORB 101

 

 

Abstract:

 

This paper examines the contribution of socio-economic inequality in education to socio-economic inequality in health. The education gradient in health outcomes is a well established socio-economic phenomenon. There is a growing literature on the effectiveness of education in producing better health outcomes, most of which focuses on identifying causality. The focus of our paper is on educational inequalities and their effect on health inequalities. Using data from 22 European countries collected by the European Social Survey, a concentration index for health is decomposed into its constituent parts. The contribution of income-related inequality in education to income-related inequality in health in measured and discussed.

 

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