Yıl 2018, Cilt 3 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 53 - 77 2018-03-30

Socio-Economic Status Gradient in Health: Micro Evidence from Turkey

Burcu Düzgün Öncel [1]

Numerous studies have shown a strong relationship between health and socio-economic status (SES). However determining which aspect of SES affects health and how much more rapidly health declines for some individuals than others over life cycle are keys to policy debate. In this respect, by using TURKSTAT’s 2010 Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC), the contribution of this study to the literature is depicting SES gradient in health over life course by using different aspects of SES for Turkey. Results show that the bottom of SES hierarchy are in much worse health than those at the top and average health among men is better than women. The health gradient exists in all indicators of SES. We observe relatively wide SES gradient in health in middleages and narrowing of it in old ages implying some mixture of cumulative advantage
hypothesis and age-as-leveler hypothesis operates through life cycle.

socio-economic status, health gradient, life-cycle
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Yazar: Burcu Düzgün Öncel (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Marmara Üniversitesi
Ülke: Turkey


Başvuru Tarihi : 23 Şubat 2018
Kabul Tarihi : 6 Eylül 2018
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Mart 2018

APA Düzgün Öncel, B . (2018). Socio-Economic Status Gradient in Health: Micro Evidence from Turkey . Bulletin of Economic Theory and Analysis , 3 (1) , 53-77 . DOI: 10.25229/beta.397967