Health, wealth, fertility, education and inequality
Fielding, David; Torres, Sebastian
This paper uses a new cross-country dataset to estimate the strength of the links between different dimensions of social and economic development, including indicators of health, fertility and education as well as material wellbeing. The paper differs from previous studies in employing data for different income groups in each country in order to provide direct evidence on factors driving inequality, and in using a unique measure of material wellbeing that does not rely on PPP comparisons.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 505
Keywords: fertility; education; inequality; Health; Wealth
Research Type: Discussion Paper