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Self-perceived health in Belarus: Evidence from the income and expenditures of households survey

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  • Pavel Grigoriev

    (Max-Planck-Institut für Demografische Forschung)

  • Olga Grigorieva

    (Max-Planck-Institut für Demografische Forschung)

Abstract

Based on data from five cross-sectional household surveys conducted during 1996-2007, this study provides initial results of an analysis of self-perceived health in Belarus. The findings suggest that there has been a compression of morbidity. Self-perceived health has been improving steadily for both sexes and at all ages. Despite this notable improvement, Belarus still remains far behind Western Europe in terms of healthy life expectancy. This disadvantage is mainly due to higher mortality among the working-age population, but health at older ages also plays an important role. Education appears to be the most important factor associated with self-rated health.

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  • Pavel Grigoriev & Olga Grigorieva, 2011. "Self-perceived health in Belarus: Evidence from the income and expenditures of households survey," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 24(23), pages 551-578, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:24:y:2011:i:23
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    Keywords

    Belarus; healthy life expectancy; self-perceived health;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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