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dc.contributor.authorBanks, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, James P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:54:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:54:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201203145710-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58782-
dc.description.abstractWe provide an overview of the growing literature that uses micro-level data from multiple countries to investigate health outcomes, and their link to socioeconomic factors, at older ages. Since the data are at a comparatively young stage, much of the analysis is at an early stage and limited to a handful of countries, with analysis for the US and England being the most common. What is immediately apparent as we get better measures is that health differences between countries amongst those at older ages are real and large. Countries are ranked differently according to whether one considers life-expectancy, prevalence or incidence of one condition or another. And the magnitude of international disparities may vary according to whether measures utilize doctor diagnosed conditions or biomarker-based indicators of disease and poor health. But one key finding emerges - the US ranks poorly on all indicators with the exception of self-reported subjective health status.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6297en_US
dc.subject.jelI0en_US
dc.subject.jelH0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketsen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Menschenen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleInternational comparisons in health economics: Evidence from aging studiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715290320en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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