The Impact of SES on Health over the Life Course

TitleThe Impact of SES on Health over the Life Course
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSmith, JP
Series TitleRAND Working Paper
Document NumberWR-318
InstitutionRAND Labor and Population Program
CitySanta Monica, CA
Call Numberwp_2005/RAND_WR318.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets

People of lower socio-economic status (SES) have much worse health outcomes (Marmot (1999), Smith (1999)). But why this is so remains under considerable debate ((Adams et al. (2003), Deaton (2003)). A central question is whether these large differences in health by such SES indicators as income or wealth largely reflect causation from SES to health. But even if SES mainly affects health, what dimensions of SES actually matter financial aspects such as income or wealth or non-financial dimensions like education?

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Health/financial resources/Education

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