Studying the patterns and dynamics of economic inequality and health

The Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program was designed to produce major works from senior and new investigators that would add to the health policy field's knowledge base.The purpose of this project is to: (1) examine the extent to which socio economic status (SES) differentials in mortality have been widening in recent decades; (2) seek to understand the relative contributions of multiple indicators of SES to mortality by identifying which SES measures are most consequential for predicting changes in health status and what are the optimal easy-to-collect indicators of SES; (3) identify the health consequences of stability versus change in the history and patterning of SES over time; and (4) examine how the association between SES and mortality varies by race and gender.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $242,587.00

Awarded on: 12/20/1994

Time frame: 1/1/1995 - 12/31/1996

Grant Number: 26422


University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

426 Thompson Street
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, 48106-1248


David R. Williams
Project Director