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State Dependence in Self-Assessed Health in Spain

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  • Sara Ayllón

    () (Universitat de Girona)

  • Cristina Blanco-Perez

    () (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona)

Abstract

This paper studies for the first time the importance of the contribution of state dependence to the explanation of self-assessed health dynamics in Spain. With this objective in mind, we estimate a series of econometric models including a new proposal for a Heckman selection model with an initial conditions equation run as an ordered probit. Evidence suggests that state dependence and unobserved heterogeneity account for much of the probability of reporting a specific health status while the significance of observed heterogeneity vanishes when controlling for both. However, state dependence looses importance once the error structure of the estimations is improved.

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  • Sara Ayllón & Cristina Blanco-Perez, 2012. "State Dependence in Self-Assessed Health in Spain," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 202(3), pages 9-30, Spetember.
  • Handle: RePEc:hpe:journl:y:2012:v:202:i:3:p:9-30
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    1. Eibich, Peter & Ziebarth, Nicolas, 2014. "Examining the Structure of Spatial Health Effects in Germany Using Hierarchical Bayes Models," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 305-320.
    2. Lee, Yong-Woo, 2016. "State Dependence, Unobserved Heterogeneity, And Health Dynamics In Korea," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 57(2), pages 195-221, December.
    3. Waleska Sigüernza & Petr Mariel, 2013. "Valoración económica de los servicios sanitarios en la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 207(4), pages 71-99, December.
    4. Jesús Clemente López & Pedro García Castrillo & María A. González Alvarez & Marcos Sanso Frago, 2014. "Una evaluación de la efectividad de la formación ocupacional para desempleados antes y después de la crisis económica: el caso de Aragón," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 208(1), pages 77-106, March.

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    Keywords

    State Dependence; Self-assesed Health Dynamics; Unobserved Heterogeneity;

    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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