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Estimating the relationship between rate of time preferences and healthy lifestyle in Russia

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  • Tatiana Kossova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Elena Kossova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Maria Sheluntcova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Abstract

This paper aims to reveal the relationship between rate of time preferences (RTP) and healthy lifestyles of Russians. This rate shows individual preferences for the distribution of consumption over time. We examine such healthy and unhealthy behavior as smoking, drinking alcohol, doing physical exercise and having medical check-ups. The research is based on data from a survey which was conducted by the Yuri Levada Analytical Center in 2011. Our findings suggest that the RTP along with such factors as age, gender, marital status, income, health status and employment status influence the lifestyle of Russians

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  • Tatiana Kossova & Elena Kossova & Maria Sheluntcova, 2013. "Estimating the relationship between rate of time preferences and healthy lifestyle in Russia," HSE Working papers WP BRP 45/EC/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:45/ec/2013
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    Keywords

    rate of time preferences; individual discount rate; healthy lifestyle; smoking; drinking; physical exercises; medical check-ups; Russia;

    JEL classification:

    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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