Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176567
Authors: 
Basar, Dilek
Soytas, Mehmet A.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2018-25
Abstract: 
This paper explains the gender differences in self-assessed health status by providing a theoretical identification mechanism through a dynamic structural model which allows for heterogeneity in discount factors of individuals. Theoretical predictions are empirically tested and estimation results support the structural model implications. The authors conclude that accounting for heterogeneity in individual discount factors explains a significant portion of the gender gap in self-assessed health status.
Subjects: 
gender
self-assessed health status
discount factor heterogeneity
dynamic structural model
ordinal generalized linear model estimation
JEL: 
I10
I12
I14
J16
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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