Fiorillo, Damiano and Sabatini, Fabio (2010): An exploratory analysis of the relationship between social interactions, income and health in Italy.
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This paper carries out a preliminary and exploratory investigation into the effect of various types of social interaction on health in Italy. After controlling for household income, education, work status and a number of socio-demographic variables, we find that the frequency of meetings with friends is significantly and positively associated with self-perceived health. The frequency of visits with relatives has a significant, but weaker effect. Membership in voluntary organizations is a significant and weakly negative predictor of good health. Other relevant explanatory variables are education and work status.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||An exploratory analysis of the relationship between social interactions, income and health in Italy|
|Keywords:||Statistical matching, income, wealth, well-being, social interactions, social capital, health, Italy.|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Fabio Sabatini|
|Date Deposited:||16. Nov 2010 19:14|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 14:30|
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