Spatial Inequality and Health in Metropolitan Seoul

Youngtae Cho, University of Texas at Austin
Parker Frisbie, University of Texas at Austin

Recently the pattern of urbanization in Metropolitan Seoul appears to have shifted from one reminiscent of developing countries to one more similar to that of developed countries. That is, intra-city population movement has greatly increased since the early 1990s, instead of influx of incoming migrants from the rural, which is accompanied by the redistribution of capital. Given the relationship of neighborhood SES with individual health status, it is considerable interest to explore if and how the ecological changes in Metropolitan Seoul in the past decade are related to inequalities in individual health. This study examines the impact of spatial inequality on the health of individuals in Metropolitan Seoul, utilizing multilevel analysis techniques.

Presented in Session 26: Urbanization and Development