State-level income inequality and family burden of US families raising children with special health care needs

Publication year: 2011 Source: Social Science & Medicine, Available online 7 December 2011 Susan L. Parish, Roderick A. Rose, Sarah Dababnah, Joan Yoo, Shawn A. Cassiman Growing evidence supports the hypothesis that income inequality within a nation influences health outcomes net of the effect of any given household’s absolute income. We tested the hypothesis that state-level income inequality in the United States is associated with increased family burden for care and health-related expenditures for low-income families of children with special health care needs.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Social Science & Medicine, Available online 7 December 2011 Susan L. Parish, Roderick A. Rose, Sarah Dababnah, Joan Yoo, Shawn A. Cassiman Growing evidence supports the hypothesis that income inequality within a nation influences health outcomes net of the effect of any given household’s absolute income. We tested the hypothesis that state-level income inequality in the United States is associated with increased family burden for care and health-related expenditures for low-income families of children with special health care needs.

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State-level income inequality and family burden of US families raising children with special health care needs