Unemployed, uneducated and sick

The effects of socioeconomic status on health duration in the European Union

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Abstract

This paper employs a logistic model to measure the effect of socioeconomic and individual characteristics on the length of time an individual remains in good health. It employs an objective measure of physical health, the Physical and Mental Health Problems, Illnesses and Disabilities (PMID) measure in the ECHP dataset, for 13 European countries, for the years 1994-2002. The results show that socioeconomic status does affect the likelihood of individuals entering bad health. In particular, unemployment increases and education decreases the probability of a person ceasing to enjoy good health. Income effects, are however, somewhat weaker, being confined to a small number of countries and being mainly observed only for the highest income quartile. Interesting age and gender effects are also found.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherCentre for European Labour Market Research
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Publication series

NameUniversity of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series
No.11
Volume2007
ISSN (Print)0143-4543

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Health
European Union
Socioeconomic status
Physical health
European countries
Income
Logistic model
Unemployment
European Community Household Panel
Income effect
Age effects
Illness
Mental health
Individual characteristics
Socioeconomic characteristics
Gender effects
Education

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Cooper, D., McCausland, W. D., & Theodossiou, I. (2007). Unemployed, uneducated and sick: The effects of socioeconomic status on health duration in the European Union. (University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series; Vol. 2007, No. 11). Aberdeen: Centre for European Labour Market Research.

Unemployed, uneducated and sick : The effects of socioeconomic status on health duration in the European Union. / Cooper, D.; McCausland, W. D.; Theodossiou, I.

Aberdeen : Centre for European Labour Market Research, 2007. (University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series; Vol. 2007, No. 11).

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Cooper, D, McCausland, WD & Theodossiou, I 2007 'Unemployed, uneducated and sick: The effects of socioeconomic status on health duration in the European Union' University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, no. 11, vol. 2007, Centre for European Labour Market Research, Aberdeen.
Cooper D, McCausland WD, Theodossiou I. Unemployed, uneducated and sick: The effects of socioeconomic status on health duration in the European Union. Aberdeen: Centre for European Labour Market Research. 2007 Mar. (University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series; 11).
Cooper, D. ; McCausland, W. D. ; Theodossiou, I. / Unemployed, uneducated and sick : The effects of socioeconomic status on health duration in the European Union. Aberdeen : Centre for European Labour Market Research, 2007. (University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series; 11).
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