Connections between income and health
September 15, 2017
More than a century of research has found strong connections between income and health. As a group, people with higher incomes live longer and experience better mental and physical health outcomes. Understanding how income influences health can inform policies, programs and resource allocation to improve both the health and economic well-being of Ohioans.
This brief provides an overview of the relationship between income and health, describes the various factors that impact income and health and outlines relevant policy implications.