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Is there an income gradient in child health? It depends whom you ask

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  • Johnston, DW
  • Propper, C
  • Pudney, SE
  • Shields, MA

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Research on the socioeconomic determinants of health is often based on parental assessments of their children’s health. We assess this approach by comparing directly evaluations from parents, teachers, children and psychiatrists of three aspects of child mental health from two major UK surveys. We test whether the different observers give reports that are systematically related to observable child and parent characteristics and find that the differences are large and systematic. This in turn results in systematic differences in the estimated magnitude and significance of the health-income gradient, suggesting that one should be cautious in interpreting findings from the research literature.

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Paper provided by Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School in its series Working Papers with number 5283.

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  1. Johnston, David W. & Propper, Carol & Shields, Michael A., 2009. "Comparing subjective and objective measures of health: Evidence from hypertension for the income/health gradient," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 540-552, May.
  2. Janet Currie & Mark Stabile, 2003. "Socioeconomic Status and Child Health: Why Is the Relationship Stronger for Older Children?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(5), pages 1813-1823, December.
  3. Michael Baker & Mark Stabile & Catherine Deri, 2001. "What do Self-Reported, Objective, Measures of Health Measure?," NBER Working Papers 8419, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Reporting Effects on the Child SES Health Gradient
    by Liam Delaney in Geary Behaviour Centre on 2010-06-28 00:24:00
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  1. David Johnston & Carol Propper & Stephen Pudney & Michael Shields, 2011. "Child mental health and educational attainment: multiple observers and the measurement error problem," CeMMAP working papers, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies CWP27/11, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  2. Nabanita Datta Gupta & Mette Lausten & Dario Pozzoli, 2012. "Does Mother Know Best? Parental Discrepancies in Assessing Child Functioning," Economics Working Papers, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus 2012-24, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.

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