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. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-297
Number of pages24
JournalEconomics and Human Biology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • unemployment
  • education
  • health duration
  • European Union
  • income inequality
  • mortality
  • population
  • unhappiness
  • model
  • panel
  • US

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