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dc.contributor.authorKondo, Naoki
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiro
dc.contributor.authorSubramanian, S. V.
dc.contributor.authorTakeda, Yasuhisa
dc.contributor.authorYamagata, Zentaro
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T11:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationKondo, Naoki, Ichiro Kawachi, S.V. Subramanian, Yasuhisa Takeda, and Zentaro Yamagata. 2008. “Do Social Comparisons Explain the Association between Income Inequality and Health?: Relative Deprivation and Perceived Health among Male and Female Japanese Individuals.” Social Science & Medicine 67 (6): 982–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.06.002.
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.issn1873-5347
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41288293*
dc.description.abstractRelative deprivation has been hypothesized as one of the pathways accounting for the link between income inequality and health. We tested this hypothesis in a large national sample of men and women in Japan. Our survey included a probability sample of 22,871 men and 24,243 women aged 25-64, from whom information was gathered on demographic variables, household income, occupation or employment status, and self-rated health. Our measure of relative deprivation was the Yitzhaki Index, which calculates the deprivation suffered by each individual as a function of the aggregate income shortfall for each person relative to everyone else with higher incomes in that person's reference group. We modeled several alternative reference groups, including others with the same occupation, others of the same age group, and others living in the same geographic area (prefecture), as well as combinations of these. Generalized estimating equations demonstrated that higher relative deprivation was associated with worse self-rated health. Even after controlling for absolute income as well as other sociodemographic factors, the odds ratio and its 95% confidence intervals (0) for poor health ranged from 1.09 (95% CI: 1.02-1.16) to 1.18 (95% CI: 1.11-1.26) for men and from 1.10 (95% CI: 1.04-1.16) to 1.16 (95% CI: 1.09-1.23) for women per I million increase in the Yitzhaki Index. As such, relative income deprivation is associated with poor self-rated health independently of absolute income, and relative deprivation may be a mechanism underlying the link between income inequality and population health.
dc.language.isoen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleDo social comparisons explain the association between income inequality and health?: Relative deprivation and perceived health among male and female Japanese individuals
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalSocial Science & Medicine
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiro::3b17e788dad605ac69e3dd457b6c41ac::600
dc.date.available2019-08-30T11:20:12Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 88673
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.06.002
dash.source.volume67;6
dash.source.page982


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