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dc.contributor.authorKrueger, Patrick M.
Dovel, Kathryn
Denney, Justin T.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-21T17:01:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-21T17:01:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Krueger, Patrick M., Dovel, Kathryn and Denney, Justin T.. "Democracy and self-rated health across 67 countries: A multilevel analysis." Social Science & Medicine, 143, (2015) Elsevier: 137-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.047.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/91984
dc.description.abstract Existing research has found a positive association between countries' level of democratic governance and the health of their populations, although that research is limited by the use of data from small numbers of high-income countries or aggregate data that do not assess individual-level health outcomes. We extend prior research by using multilevel World Health Survey (2002-2004) data on 313,554 individuals in 67 countries, and find that the positive association between democratic governance and self-rated health persists after adjusting for both individual- and country-level confounders. However, the mechanisms linking democracy and self-rated health remain unclear. Individual-level measures of socioeconomic status, and country-level measures of economic inequality and investments in public health and education, do not significantly mediate the association between democratic governance and self-rated health. The persistent association between democratic governance and health suggests that the political organization of societies may be an important upstream determinant of population health.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by Elsevier.
dc.title Democracy and self-rated health across 67 countries: A multilevel analysis
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Social Science & Medicine
dc.subject.keywordcorruption
democracy
global health
political epidemiology
self-rated health
world health survey
dc.citation.volumeNumber 143
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.047
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC4711992
dc.identifier.pmid 26356825
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 137
dc.citation.lastpage 144


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