Health Disadvantage

Keywords: origin of health inequalities, gender disadvantage, disadvantage and health behaviors,  the effect of health on economic disadvantage, intergenerational transmission of health capital, institutional determinants of health inequalities, sleep and labor productivity, health and occupational status.


LSE Companion to Health Policy “(with McGuire A), Elgar Edward, 2012.


Main articles

Vertical transmission of overweight: Evidence from a sample of English adoptees” (with Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Julian LeGrand). Food Policy, 2020, in press.

The Weight of Patriarchy? Gender Obesity Gaps in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)“(with Mario Gyori). Social Science & Medicine, 2020, 266, 113353

Child Sleep and Maternal Labour Market Outcomes” (with Sarah Fleche)  Journal of Health Economics, 2020, 69, in press.

The ‘Healthy Worker Effect’: Do Healthy People Climb the Occupational Ladder?” (with Ljunge, M). Economics and Human Biology, 2018, 28: 119-131. 

Do you have to win it to fix it? A longitudinal study of lottery winners and their health care demand (with Terence Cheng and Nick Powdthavee). American Journal of Health Economics, 2018, 4(1): 26-50.

Income Inequalities in Unhealthy Lifestyles in England and Spain” (with Hernandez-Quevedo, C and Jiménez-Rubio, D). Economics and Human Biology, 2014, 13: 66-75.

Intergenerational and Socioeconomic Gradients of Child Obesity” (with Gil, J). Social Science Medicine, 2013, 93(1): 29-37.

Biases in the Health Care Luxury Good Hypothesis? A Meta-regression Analysis” (with M Gemmill-Toyama and G Rubert). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – Series A, 2011 : 174, 95–107.

Decomposing Body Mass Index Gaps Between Mediterranean Countries: A Counterfactual Quantile Regression Analysis” (with D Fabbri and J Gil). Economics and Human Biology 2009, 7(3): 351–365.