Wealth and Mental-Health: Analysis of the Older Population in Germany and Israel

Wealth and Mental-Health
  • Dina MaskileysonEmail author
  • Moshe Semyonov
  • Noah Lewin-Epstein


Social scientists uniformly agree that health is positively associated with economic well-being. That is, people of higher socio-economic standing tend to be healthier and to live longer than persons of low socio-economic status (e.g. Kawachi et al. 1997; Kennedy et al. 1996; Wilkinson and Pickett 2008; Semyonov, Lewin-Epstein and Maskileyson 2013). Two explanations are proposed for understanding the causal relations between economic standing and health.


Mental Health Poor Mental Health Purchase Power Parity Household Wealth Total Household Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dina Maskileyson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Moshe Semyonov
    • 1
  • Noah Lewin-Epstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel AvivIsrael

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