These studies are those that first
demonstrated the association among countries between income inequality
and various measures of health. They are published in public health, medical
or economics journals and are best read with some familiarity of epidemiology.
Wilkinson RG. Income distribution and life expectancy. British Medical
Journal. 1992; 304: 165-8.
McIsaac SJ, Wilkinson RG. Income distribution and cause-specific mortality.
European Journal of
Health 1997; 7: 45-53
Rodgers GB. Income and inequality as determinants of mortality: an international
Studies 1979; 33: 343-51.
Inequality of income, illiteracy, and medical care as determinants
of infant mortality
Population Studies 1982; 36: 441-58
Le Grand J.
Inequalities in health: some international comparisons. European Economic
RJ. Income distribution and infant mortality. Quarterly Journal
of Economics 1992, 107:
Wennemo I. Infant mortality, public policy and inequality - a comparison
of 18 industrialised
Sociology of Health and Illness 1993; 15: 429-46
Wilkinson RG. National mortality rates: the impact of inequality? American
Journal of Public
1992; 82: 1082-4
Wilkinson RG. Research note: German income distribution and infant mortality. Sociology
and Illness 1994; 16: 260-2