Year 2016, Volume 4 , Issue 1, Pages 1 - 13 2016-03-31

INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF HEALTH IN TURKEY
INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF HEALTH IN TURKEY

Murat Anil Mercan [1] , Hande Barlın [2]


Intergenerational transmission of health is a relatively new area of study for economists. Its persistence points to health inequalities. It also suggests that some part of the population does not have the capacity or opportunity to neither participate in nor benefit from economic and social life to the fullest extent. This study examines the relationship between parental income and offspring health as well as the relationship between health of parents and children. It uses 2008-2011 Income and Living Conditions Survey conducted in Turkey. The results establish a strong relationship both between parental income and offspring health as well as health of fathers and sons. The study suggests that while richer parents have healthier children, healthier parents have healthier children.

Intergenerational transmission of health is a relatively new area of study for economists. Its persistence points to health inequalities. It also suggests that some part of the population does not have the capacity or opportunity to neither participate in nor benefit from economic and social life to the fullest extent. This study examines the relationship between parental income and offspring health as well as the relationship between health of parents and children. It uses 2008-2011 Income and Living Conditions Survey conducted in Turkey. The results establish a strong relationship both between parental income and offspring health as well as health of fathers and sons. The study suggests that while richer parents have healthier children, healthier parents have healthier children.

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Authors

Author: Murat Anil Mercan

Author: Hande Barlın

Dates

Application Date : March 24, 2017
Acceptance Date : July 26, 2021
Publication Date : March 31, 2016

APA Mercan, M , Barlın, H . (2016). INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF HEALTH IN TURKEY . International Review of Economics and Management , 4 (1) , 1-13 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iremjournal/issue/15727/300280