True health vs response styles: exploring cross-country differences in self-reported health.

@article{Juerges2007TrueHV,
  title={True health vs response styles: exploring cross-country differences in self-reported health.},
  author={Hendrik Juerges},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          163-78
        }
}
The aim of this paper is to decompose cross-national differences in self-reported general health into parts explained by differences in 'true' health, measured by diagnosed conditions and measurements, and parts explained by cross-cultural differences in response styles. The data used were drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe 2004 (SHARE), using information from 22 731 individuals aged 50 and over from 10 European countries. Self-rated general health shows large… CONTINUE READING
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