Self-Rated Health and Changes in Self-Rated Health as Predictors of Mortality: First Evidence from German Panel Data
AbstractEmpirical evidence from several countries reveals that self-rated health is a valid predictor of mortality. So far, there have been no studies conducted for Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP) we confirm the relationship between self-rated health and mortality for Germany. In addition the GSOEP data enable an exploration of the trajectory hypothesis.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 203.
Length: 13 p.
Date of creation: 2000
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Mortality; Self-Rated Health; Trajectory Hypothesis;
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