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dc.contributor.authorBinder, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoad, Alexen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T15:45:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T15:45:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57570-
dc.description.abstractBad health can severely disrupt a person's life. We apply matching estimators to examine how changes in subjective health status as well as different (objective) conditions of bad health affect subjective well-being. The strongest effect is in the category alcohol and drug abuse, followed by anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses, stroke, diabetes and cancer. We also take into account differences in Big Five personality traits. Adaptation to health impairments depends strongly on the health impairment examined. There is also a puzzling asymmetry: strong adverse reactions to deteriorations in health are observed alongside weak increases in well-being after health improvements.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on economics and evolution 1115en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordillnessen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatching estimatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpropensity score matchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordBHPSen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.title"I'm afraid I have bad news for you...": Estimating the impact of different health impairments on subjective well-beingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn67187473Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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