Self-reported health in good times and in bad: Ireland in the 21st century
|Title:||Self-reported health in good times and in bad: Ireland in the 21st century||Authors:||Denny, Kevin
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7859||Date:||Aug-2016||Online since:||2016-09-02T14:06:08Z||Abstract:||The Great Recession has renewed interest in whether and how health responds to macroeconomic changes. Ireland provides a convenient natural experiment to examine this since a period of sustained high growth and low unemployment – the so-called Celtic Tiger period- gave way to a deep recession following the economic crisis in 2008. We use data from the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey (SILC), to explore what happened to self-reported health over the period 2002-2014. While some sub-populations experienced pro-cyclical effects on self-rated health, in general we find no evidence that the proportion of the population in poor health was higher after the onset of the economic crisis. However a multivariate model implies that there was some effect at the top of the health distribution with a higher unemployment rate switching individuals from being in “very good health” to “good health”. Effect sizes are much larger for females than males.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Start page:||1||End page:||19||Series/Report no.:||UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2016/07||Keywords:||Self-reported health; Well-being; Recession; Unemployment; Ireland||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
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