Pandey, Manoj K. (2008): Association between marital status and health: examining the role of age and gender.
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The paper examines the association between marital status and self-reported health status of Indian adults. A nationally representative cross-sectional data surveyed by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2004 is used. Results confirm linkages between marital status and health and show that this relationship is sensitive to the age and gender. Based on findings, the paper argues that the implication of marital status on health could be different for adults of different age group and gender.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Association between marital status and health: examining the role of age and gender|
|Keywords:||Ageing; Self-reported Health Status; Marital Status; Ordered Probit Regression|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J14 - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C31 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||Manoj Pandey|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jun 2009 06:31|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 13:25|
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