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The shape of the relationship between mortality and income in France.

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Cette recherche explore la forme de relation existante entre probabilité de décès et revenu en France, sur la base d’une étude cas-témoins constituée à partir de deux bases de données fiscales. Les résultats montrent que le risque de décès est fortement corrélé au niveau de revenu, après contrôle par la profession. Cette relation existe tout au long de la distribution des revenus. En particulier , l’effet protecteur des plus hauts revenus remet en cause l’hypothèse de concavité de la relation revenu-santé.Using a case-control study constructed with two fiscal databases, this paper investigates the shape of the relationship between income and the probability of death in France. The results show that the risk of mortality is strongly correlated with the level of income, independent from the occupational status. This relationship holds across the whole range of income distribution. Specifically the protective effect of highest incomes casts some doubt on the hypothesis of the concavity of the income-health relationship.Mortality; Health inequalities; Income;

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