31 January 2011

Using Labour Force Survey data to measure between country health inequalities

Interesting report where the author's have used Eurostat’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) data to measure health and socioeconomic inequalities in health in 25 European countries between 1983–2004.

There are limitations to using LFS data to measure health and inequalities however the it is still likely to have value in measuring socioeconomic inequalities.

The authors found health inequalities to have been increasing for most countries and health indicators.

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What does Eurostat's Labour Force Survey say about health and health inequalities in the European Union