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dc.contributor.authorLindeboom, Maartenen_US
dc.contributor.authorPortrait, Franceen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan den Berg, Gerard J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:20:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:20:49Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21258-
dc.description.abstractMajor events in the life of an elderly individual, such as retirement, a significant decrease in income, death of the spouse, disability, and a move to a nursing home, may affect the mental health status of the individual. For example, the individual may enter a prolonged depression. We investigate this using unique longitudinal panel data that track labor market behavior, health status, and major life events, over time. To deal with endogenous aspects of these events we apply fixed effects estimation methods. We find some strikingly large effects of certain events on the occurrence of depression. We show that the results are of importance for the design of health care and labor market policy towards the elderly.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 398en_US
dc.subject.jelC5en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDeathen_US
dc.subject.keywordretirementen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome lossen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiseaseen_US
dc.subject.keyworddepressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordwidowhooden_US
dc.subject.keywordcareen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordendogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfixed effectsen_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Menschenen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonometrisches Modellen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleAn Econometric Analysis of the Mental-Health Effects of Major Events in the Life of Elderly Individualsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn345837401en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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