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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Relation between income inequality and mortality in Canada and the US: cross sectional assessment using census data and vital statistics

Publication Abstract

Ross, N.A., M.C. Wolfson, J.R. Dunn, J.M. Berthelot, George A. Kaplan, and John W. Lynch. 2000. "Relation between income inequality and mortality in Canada and the US: cross sectional assessment using census data and vital statistics." British Medical Journal, 320(7239), 898-902.

The results of a study to compare the relation between mortality and income inequality in Canada with that in the US are presented. The lack of a significant association between income inequality and mortality in Canada may indicate that the effects of income inequality on health are not automatic.

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