Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Inequality and Health: Is Housing Crowding the Link?

The authors propose a new mechanism through which income inequality can influence health. They argue that increased income inequality induces household crowding, which in turn leads to increased rates of infectious diseases.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2007-011
  • Author(s): Sholeh A. Maani, Rhema Vaithianathan and Barbara Wolfe