Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Links between ill health and regional economic performance: evidence from Swedish longitudinal data
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
Harvard School of Public Health.
2010 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 42, no 5, 1210-1220 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While poor health has been associated with economic outcomes at the national level, its effect on economic outcomes at the individual and local level remains less well known. Using nationally representative longitudinal data from Sweden, we examined the extent to which an individual's poor health leads to poor economic outcomes for that individual. In order to understand the effects of poor health at a regional level, we also examined the spillover effects of the individual's poor health on the economic outcomes of the people linked to the individual. We report an association between an individual's poor health and both that individual's subsequent adverse economic outcomes and adverse economic outcomes of the individual's network. Our study highlights the importance of the association between health and economic well-being as well as potential adverse spillover effects of poor health on local economies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Pion , 2010. Vol. 42, no 5, 1210-1220 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87496DOI: 10.1068/a42331OAI: diva2:604260
Available from: 2013-02-08 Created: 2013-02-08 Last updated: 2013-09-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Malmberg, BoAndersson, Eva K
By organisation
Department of Human Geography
In the same journal
Environment and planning A
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 16 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link