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dc.contributor.authorZagorsky, Jay L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Patricia K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-17T19:34:57Z
dc.date.available2020-04-17T19:34:57Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.1111%2Fssqu.12293
dc.identifier.citationJay L Zagorsky, Patricia K Smith. 2016. "Does Asthma Impair Wealth Accumulation or Does Wealth Protect Against Asthma?*." Social Science Quarterly, Volume 97, pp. 1070 - 1081. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12293
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40247
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: We investigate the association between adult asthma and wealth, testing whether the disease impairs wealth accumulation (social selection model) or if wealth protects against asthma (social causation model). METHODS: We use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (n = 7,644) and linear and logistic regressions to estimate the association between wealth and asthma. Changes in relative wealth following an asthma diagnosis and asthma status by increases in wealth through inheritance provide evidence on the causal direction. RESULTS: Asthma, particularly severe asthma, is associated with lower wealth. Wealth ranking does not change after a diagnosis of asthma, but inheriting a substantial sum is associated with a lower risk of severe asthma. CONCLUSION: Wealth appears to protect against severe asthma, supporting the social causation model of disease.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 1070 - 1081en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science Quarterly
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectGovernment & lawen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectOccupational asthmaen_US
dc.subjectChronic illnessen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectEmploymenten_US
dc.subjectChildhooden_US
dc.subjectWorken_US
dc.subjectDisparitiesen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectGeneral arts, humanities & social sciencesen_US
dc.titleDoes asthma impair wealth accumulation or does wealth protect against asthma?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ssqu.12293
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Questrom School of Businessen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Questrom School of Business, Markets, Public Policy & Lawen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-0000-7507 (Zagorsky, Jay L)
dc.identifier.mycv253343


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