The health hazards of unemployment and poor education: The socioeconomic determinants of health duration in the European Union

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Abstract

The effect of socioeconomic status on the likelihood that an individual enters a period of poor health is examined using an Accelerated Failure Time methodology. This study employs data from the European Community Household Panel for the years 1994-2002 across 13 European countries, using the Physical and Mental Health Problems, Illnesses and Disabilities measure of physical health. Some socioeconomic status indicators do impact on the length of time an individual remains in good health – these being unemployment, which has a negative effect, and education, which has a positive effect – but others, such as income, have far less of an impact. Age and gender effects are also found.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherCentre for European Labour Market Research
Number of pages53
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Publication series

NameUniversity of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series
No.10
Volume2007
ISSN (Print)0143-4543

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Keywords

  • unemployment
  • education
  • healt duration
  • European Union

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Cooper, D., McCausland, W. D., & Theodossiou, I. (2007). The health hazards of unemployment and poor education: The socioeconomic determinants of health duration in the European Union. (University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series; Vol. 2007, No. 10). Aberdeen: Centre for European Labour Market Research.