Attanasio, OP and Emmerson, C (2001) Differential mortality in the UK. (IFS Working Papers WP01/16 ). UCL (University College London), The Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK.
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In this paper we use the two waves of the British RetirementSurvey (1988/89 and 1994) to quantify the relationship betweensocio-economic status and health outcomes. We find that, evenafter conditioning on the initial health status, wealth rankingsare important determinants of mortality and the evolution ofthe health indicator in the survey. For men aged 65 movingfrom the 40th percentile to the 60th percentile in the wealthdistribution increases the probability of survival by between 2.4and 3.4 percentage points depending on the measure of wealthused. A slightly smaller effect is found for women of between1.5 and 1.9 percentage points. In the process of estimatingthese effects we control for non-random attrition from oursample.
|Title:||Differential mortality in the UK|
|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 15:41:43 19th Jul 2007|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Economics|
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