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Socio-economic status, health shocks, life satisfaction and mortality: evidence from an increasing mixed proportional hazard model

Frijters, Paul; Haisken-DeNew, John P; Shields, Michael A


The socio-economic gradient in health remains a controversial topic in economics and other social sciences. In this paper we develop a new duration model that allows for unobserved persistent individual-specific health shocks and provides new evidence on the roles of socio-economic characteristics in determining length of life using 19-years of high-quality panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel. We also contribute to the rapidly growing literature on life satisfaction by testing if...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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