Theoretical approaches to evaluation of income for health

Dmitry Georgiovich Shushpanov


The article is devoted to the assessment of the impact of income on health. A generalization of the theoretical developments on this issue. So, based on the analysis of the concept of interaction of income and health, which are offered D. Raphael, conclusions about the necessity of integrating them into practice. Classical classification of revenue is considered in the light of the impact of income on health. It proved the importance of addressing certain types of income to assess their impact on health. In particular, from the standpoint of health impact assessment rate of real incomes more important than, the rate of nominal incomes, because it shows a reduction / increase in the population of the possibility of acquiring medical goods and services, natural (at the cost of more expensive) food, etc. Law (legality) of revenues is also a necessary attribute of evaluation, especially for Ukraine. This is due to the fact that a full accounting mechanism, both income and expenditure, which would show the true situation in the country does not exist. In the context of the study of the relationship "income – health," the introduction of this accounting will provide a more realistic picture of the welfare of the population and its capabilities in the preservation of health. A key aspect of the study is the distribution of income groups, because of socio-economic inequality begets inequality in health.

The place of income and its distribution in the socio-economic determinants of health. The assumption of no small importance role in the formation of incomes of the population socio-political determinants, which include: the level of democracy and corruption, government effectiveness, political situation. The mechanism of the effect of income on health through other determinants, such as early in life, nutrition, education, social capital, the availability of medical goods and services, and others. That is, the income is considered as one of the determinants that have a decisive impact on health.


population health; income; socio-economic determinants; classification; types of income; stratum

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