Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80690
Authors: 
Smith, James P.
Tian, Meng
Zhao, Yaohui
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7535
Abstract: 
There is increasing interest in neighborhood or area effects on health and individual development. China, due to its vast regional variations in health infrastructure and geography and relative immobility of older residents, provides a rare opportunity to study such effects. Utilizing China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) baseline survey 2011-2012 which covered over 17,000 individuals in 450 randomly selected communities/villages, this paper addresses two questions: whether community/village characteristics matter for individual health and SES (Socio-Economic Status), and why they matter. Our statistical results indicate that community/village characteristics have strong associations with individual health and SES.
Subjects: 
China
neighborhood effects
health
JEL: 
I10
I14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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