Sammanfattning
Todate the macroeconomic conditionsmortality literature on incomerelated inequality in mortality has relied on subgroup analysis, mainly using income as a stratification variable, but this nearly always causes selection bias yielding results that are hard to interpret. To solve this bad control problem, we apply a novel technique based on recentered influence function regression of overall incomerelated mortality measures, like the commonly used concentration index. We also highlight the importance of: i) measurement of relative versus absolute inequality; ii) measurement of inequality by populationlevel statistics of inequality (concentration indices) versus subgroup analysis; iii) measurement of short versus longterm income. We illustrate these issues and our suggested solution using detailed individuallevel administrative data from Sweden. Our findings show that there overall is a (insignificant) countercyclical impact on mortality and its incomerelated inequality. During a subperiod of pronounced and significant countercyclical mortality we find support for accompanying countercyclical incomerelated inequality, but only when using shortterm income.
Originalspråk  engelska 

Antal sidor  29 
Status  Published  2020 nov. 9 
Publikationsserier
Namn  Working papers 

Förlag  Lund University, Department of Economics 
Nr.  2020:22 
Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)
 Nationalekonomi
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