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Multidimensional health modeling: Association between socioeconomic and psychosocial factors and health in Latvia

  • Irina, Mozhaeva
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    This research aims at estimating impact of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors on health outcomes in Latvia. We find empirical support for the association between psychosocial factors and health. This paper proposes new approach for modeling health. We find that concept of health is too complicated to measure effects of health determinants using a one-dimensional model. We apply two-dimensional stereotype logistic model that allows capturing nonmonotonicity in effects of latent factors and revealing significant effects that would remain unseen if single dimension models, such as ordered logit or probit, were used.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24626.

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    Date of creation: 01 Oct 2009
    Date of revision: 01 Aug 2010
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24626
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