Research Report Health and Economic Mobility
Jessica Kronstadt
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There is ample evidence that health and wealth are related, and it is possible that health helps driveor hinder economic mobility. This review considers the literature linking parents health to childrens economic mobility, as well as the links between health (and health insurance costs) and labor market outcomes. It also examines literature on other pathways through which health may influence mobility, including potential links between poor childhood health and lowered educational achievement. (Review 6 of 11.)
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Health and health care
Tags Income and wealth distribution
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center