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Quantifying the Gap in Self-Rated Health for Transition Countries Over 1989–2014

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  • Maksym Obrizan

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Previous literature has shown substantially lower levels of self-reported health in transition countries. The current paper provides the most recent estimates of the size of the transition gap in self-rated health by using up to 241,698 observations from the World Values Survey and the European Values Study collected between 1989 and 2014. The estimated gap is in the range of 12.7–23.7 percentage points lower probability of reporting ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ self-rated health which indicates that the process of transition is far from completion at least based on a subjective evaluation of health.

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  • Maksym Obrizan, 2018. "Quantifying the Gap in Self-Rated Health for Transition Countries Over 1989–2014," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 60(3), pages 388-409, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:60:y:2018:i:3:d:10.1057_s41294-018-0067-3
    DOI: 10.1057/s41294-018-0067-3
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    Keywords

    Self-rated health; Transition countries; World Values Survey; European Values Study;
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    JEL classification:

    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-
    • P46 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty

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