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Multi-level income inequality and well-being with ageing: A longitudinal Canada/U.S. comparison

TitleMulti-level income inequality and well-being with ageing: A longitudinal Canada/U.S. comparison
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBoco, A. Germain, Gazso A., and McDaniel S. A.
Abstract

In this webinar, we will examine whether income inequality at various levels of geography (community, province/state, country) is associated with individual well-being as Canadians and Americans age from mid to later life, using data from the National Population Health Survey (NPHS) in Canada (1994/95 - 2010/11) and the National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), Wave 1 (1987-88) & 2 (1992-94) in the U.S. Individual NSFH records were merged with geographic area contextual data from the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Censuses that we obtained as a special request. We find that mid-life Canadians as they age are more susceptible to harmful mental health effects as income inequality increases at the provincial level. Americans are more prone to overall health challenges with ageing as inequalities increase at the state level.

URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh60aGoBKwQ
Document URLhttps://www.ciqss.org/sites/default/files/documents/Montreal%20CRDCN%20webinar%202%20Dec%202016%20-%20final.pdf