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Income inequality, emotional anxiety, and self-rated health in times of the coronavirus pandemic: Evidence from a cross-national survey

Title
Income inequality, emotional anxiety, and self-rated health in times of the coronavirus pandemic: Evidence from a cross-national survey
Authors
Kim H.H.-S.Katelyn Kim H.-J.
Ewha Authors
김현수
SCOPUS Author ID
김현수scopus
Issue Date
2021
Journal Title
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
ISSN
0276-5624JCR Link
Citation
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility vol. 75
Keywords
COVID-19Cross-national studyIncome inequalitySelf-rated health
Publisher
Emerald Group Holdings Ltd.
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Using a unique cross-national dataset, we explore the interplay between household income, coronavirus-induced anxiety, national context, and self-rated health (SRH) across dozens of countries among more than 13,500 older adults. Based on multilevel models, we find that the emotional anxiety due to COVID-19 negatively predicts SRH, net of country random effects. And holding constant coronavirus-related stress and background controls at both individual and contextual (country) levels, higher income is positively associated with better subjective health. We also report cross-level interactions. The income-health gradient is stronger in countries with higher numbers of coronavirus-related deaths and, to lesser extent, infected cases. That is, health benefits of higher income are more pronounced in countries hit harder by the pandemic. Our study shows that globally income inequality exacerbates the unequal health consequences of COVID-19 for older segments of the population especially vulnerable to the disease. © 2021
DOI
10.1016/j.rssm.2021.100640
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