Sick of Inequality? An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health

Research output: Book/ReportBook


There is a clear trend in rich countries that despite rising incomes and living standards, the gap between rich and poor is widening. What does this mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being? Are rich and poor groups affected in the same ways? This book reviews the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. It provides the reader with a pedagogical introduction to the tools and knowledge required to understand and assess the issue. Main conclusions from the literature are then summarized and discussed critically.


External organisations
  • Research Institute of Industrial Economics
  • Paris School of Economics
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics


  • Inequality, health and well-being
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Print)978 1 78536 420 4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 1
Publication categoryResearch