Health and Economic Mobility

Research Report

Health and Economic Mobility

April 2, 2008


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.)

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