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The causal effect of income on health: Evidence from German reunification

Frijters, Paul, Haisken-DeNew, John P., & Shields, Michael A. (2005) The causal effect of income on health: Evidence from German reunification. Journal of Health Economics, 24(5), pp. 97-1017.

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Abstract

We investigate whether therewas a causal effect of income changes on the health satisfaction of East and West Germans in the years following reunification. Our data source is the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) between 1984 and 2002, and we fit a recently proposed fixed-effects ordinal estimator to our health measures and use a causal decomposition technique to account for panel attrition.We find evidence of a significant positive effect of income changes on health satisfaction, but the quantitative size of this effect is small. This is the case with respect to current income and a measure of ‘permanent’ income.

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ID Code: 31763
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Income, Health, German reunification, Panel data, Attrition
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2005.01.004
ISSN: 0167-6296
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Health Economics (140208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Elsevier.
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2010 12:23
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:19

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