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Ageing, marital status and its health implications: evidences from India

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  • Pandey, Manoj K.
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    The paper examines the association between marital status and self-reported health status of Indian men and women of different ages. Estimation results reveal linkages between marital status and health and show that this relationship is sensitive to the age and gender. Based on findings, the paper argues that a specific marital status in a particular stage of life could be an important target group for health policy intervention.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15370.

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    Date of creation: 26 Oct 2008
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    Keywords: Ageing; Self-reported Health Status; Marital Status; Ordered Probit Regression;

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