Reconsidering the relationship between health and income in the UK

Chowdhury, Rosen, Cook, Steve and Watson, Duncan (2023) Reconsidering the relationship between health and income in the UK. Social Science & Medicine, 332. ISSN 0277-9536

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The present paper revisits and extends the examination of the long-run relationship between UK life expectancy and income provided by Tapia Granados (2012). Adopting a more detailed form of analysis, a clear break corresponding to the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic is identified in the long span of data examined. This finding of structural change, along with detected uncertainty regarding the orders of integration of the series examined, results in the application of split-sample analysis employing autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) modelling. The results obtained reverse the ‘no long-run relationship’ conclusion of Tapia Granados (2012) with overwhelming evidence presented in support of a negative relationship between life expectancy and income. Our findings add to both health-income research and a burgeoning literature on the reproduction and replication of previously published empirical research.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: cointegration,income,life expectancy,structural change,health(social science),history and philosophy of science,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 10:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116094


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