I feel good! Gender differences and reporting heterogeneity in self-assessed health

  title={I feel good! Gender differences and reporting heterogeneity in self-assessed health},
  author={Udo Schneider and Christian Pfarr and Brit S. Schneider and Volker Ulrich},
  journal={The European Journal of Health Economics},
For empirical analysis and policy-oriented recommendations, the precise measurement of individual health or well-being is essential. The difficulty is that the answer may depend on individual reporting behaviour. Moreover, if an individual’s health perception varies with certain attitudes of the respondent, reporting heterogeneity may lead to index or cut-point shifts of the health distribution, causing estimation problems. An index shift is a parallel shift in the thresholds of the underlying… CONTINUE READING

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