Arbetsrapport, Institutet för Framtidsstudier - Institute for Futures Studies
Child Health and Family Income: Physical and Psychosocial Health
Abstract: This paper contributes to the important policy related
literature on income and health by providing a detailed investigation of
the family income/child health relationship using matched parent–child
survey data from the Swedish Survey of Living Conditions (ULF). This study
differs from previous work in the field in a number of respects. First, we
focus on both physical as well as on the psychosocial health of the child.
Second, we focus on the parent’s socioeconomic background as well as on the
liquidity constraint problems the household faces. We find little evidence
of an income gradient or effect on children’s physical and psychosocial
health. However, our study suggests that the occurrence of liquidity
constraints in the household increases the likelihood of the child having a
lower psychosocial health status.
Keywords: child health; income gradient; liquidity constraint; psychosocial health; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I12; I30; (follow links to similar papers)
36 pages, January 2007
ISSN: 1652-120X; ISBN: 978-91-89655-99-7
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