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The power of beliefs: Evidence on the influence of trust on self-assessed health

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  • Martin Ljunge

    (University of Copenhagen and SITE)

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This paper estimates the influence of trust on self-assessed health. Second generation immigrants in a broad set of European countries with ancestry from across the world are studied. There is a significant positive effect of trust on selfassessed health. Health has both intrinsic and instrumental value. The finding provides evidence for one mechanism through which trust creates desirable outcomes. Individuals with high trust feel healthier. As health may promote a more productive life, it may be one channel through which trust increases national income. The results suggest policy put more emphasis on promoting social trust.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 12-12.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 28 Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:1212

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Keywords: trust; self-assessed health; subjective health; intergenerational transmission; cultural transmission;

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  1. Johnson, Noel D. & Mislin, Alexandra, 2012. "How much should we trust the World Values Survey trust question?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 210-212.
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