The determinants of self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland : further evidence and future directions

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Title: The determinants of self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland : further evidence and future directions
Authors: Delaney, Liam
Harmon, Colm
Kelleher, Cecily
Kenny, Caroline
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/590
Date: 10-Dec-2007
Abstract: This paper examines the determinants of self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland using data from the 2001 Quarterly National Household Survey Health Module and the 2005 ESRI Time Usage Survey. Results indicate that self-rated health is a useful proxy for self-reported chronic illness indices. Higher education, having private medical insurance cover and being married is associated with better self-rated health. The strong inverse relationship between age and self-rated health is found to be robust to the inclusion of self-reported morbidity. Caregivers display lower self-rated health, even after controlling for age, marital status and education. We find only minor effects of gender. Understanding further the causal nature of the above associations is a key issue for future research.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Copyright (published version): 2007 Geary Institute
Subject LCSH: Health surveys--Ireland
Health behavior--Ireland
Health status indicators--Ireland
Other versions: http://geary.ucd.ie/images/Publications/WorkingPapers/gearywp200741.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Research Collection

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