Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33644
Authors: 
Zhao, Zhong
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1835
Abstract: 
This paper identifies health determinants in urban China applying Grossman model. Using wave of China Health and Nutrition Survey in 2000, we find that education has important positive effect on health, and cost of health care services has significantly negative impact. However, effects of wage rate and household income are insignificant. We also find that region is an important determinant of health. The body weight is also important, but unlike finding in developed countries, under-weight instead of over-weight is a better predictor for poor health. Our results suggest that male has better health than female does, and married couple has better health in urban China.
Subjects: 
self-reported health status
Grossman model
ordered probit
China
JEL: 
I12
J24
D12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.