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Association between marital status and health: examining the role of age and gender

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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 adults. A nationally representative cross-sectional data surveyed by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2004 is used. Results confirm 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 the implication of marital status on health could be different for adults of different age group and gender.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15923.

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    Date of creation: 26 Oct 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15923

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    Keywords: Ageing; Self-reported Health Status; Marital Status; Ordered Probit Regression;

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