Ageing, marital status and its health implications: evidences from India
AbstractThe 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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Date of creation: 26 Oct 2008
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Ageing; Self-reported Health Status; Marital Status; Ordered Probit Regression;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2009-05-30 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2009-05-30 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-HEA-2009-05-30 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2009-05-30 (Labour Economics)
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