Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71359
Authors: 
Delaney, Liam
Harmon, Colm
Kelleher, Cecily
Kenny, Caroline
Year of Publication: 
2008
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Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 08/11
Abstract: 
This paper examines the determinants of self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland using data from the 2001 Quarterly National Household Survey Health Module and the 2005 ESRI Time Usage Survey. Results indicate that self-rated health is a useful proxy for self-reported chronic illness indices. Higher education, having private medical insurance cover and being married is associated with better self-rated health. The strong inverse relationship between age and self-rated health is found to be robust to the inclusion of self-reported morbidity. Caregivers display lower self-rated health, even after controlling for age, marital status and education. We find only minor effects of gender. Understanding further the causal nature of the above associations is a key issue for future research.
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