Dynamics of self-rated health and selective mortality

@article{Heiss2011DynamicsOS,
  title={Dynamics of self-rated health and selective mortality},
  author={Florian Heiss},
  journal={Empirical Economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={119-140}
}
  • Florian Heiss
  • Published 2011
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Empirical Economics
Self-rated health status (SRHS) is one of the most frequently used health measures in empirical health economics. This article analyzes the first seven waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and finds that (1) all available lags have decreasing but significant predictive power for current SRHS and (2) SRHS and future mortality are strongly related which leads to a specific selection problem known as survivorship bias. A parsimonious joint model with an autocorrelated latent health… Expand
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