Self-assessed health, reference levels and mortality
AbstractThe article studies the relationship between self-assessed health (SAH) and subsequent mortality in the German Socio-Economic Panel. Specifically, I examine whether socio-economic characteristics of respondents have an effect on mortality, conditional on SAH. Such conditional effects are shown to exist for various covariates, including age, income and wealth. These findings question the comparability of SAH across different socio-economic groups.
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- Hendrik Jürges, 2004. "Self-assessed health, reference levels, and mortality," MEA discussion paper series 04057, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
- C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
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