When social policy saves lives: Analysing trends in mortality inequality in the US and France

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Janet CURRIE

Hannes SCHWANDT

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Understanding how inequalities in health are related to inequalities in income is a key issue for policymakers. This column describes how despite increasing income inequality in both countries, the development of mortality has been very different in France compared with the US. The findings show that inequalities in income and health do not necessarily move in tandem, and highlight how public policy helps to break this link. 

On Vox : https://voxeu.org/article/trends-mortality-inequality-us-and-france