Irina, Mozhaeva (2009): Multidimensional health modeling: Association between socioeconomic and psychosocial factors and health in Latvia.
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This research aims at estimating association between socioeconomic and psychosocial factors on the one hand and health in Latvia on the other hand. While information on association between socioeconomic determinants of population health in Latvia is scarce, effect of psychosocial resources on individual health in this country hasn’t been estimated before. We find empirical support for the association between different psychosocial factors and physical health in Latvia. This paper proposes new approach for modelling self-assessed health. We find that the concept of health is too complicated to measure effects of health determinants using a one-dimensional econometric model. We apply two-dimensional stereotype logistic model that allows capturing nonmonotonicity in effects of factors and revealing significant effects that remain unseen if single dimension models, such as ordered logit or ordered probit, are used. Modelling self-assessed health using multi-dimensional stereotype logit provides higher model goodness of fit and quality measures in comparison to ordered probit model.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Multidimensional health modeling: Association between socioeconomic and psychosocial factors and health in Latvia|
|Keywords:||self-assessed health; socioeconomic determinants; psychosocial factors; nonmonotonicity; stereotype logit|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C52 - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||Irina Mozhaeva|
|Date Deposited:||10. Nov 2011 15:33|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 03:53|
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