Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89928
Authors: 
Fernández-Val, Iván
Savchenko, Yevgeniya
Vella, Francis
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7651
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of income on an individual's subjective self-assessment of own health. We employ recently developed methods in the non linear panel data literature to account for the endogeneity of income and the presence of individual heterogeneity. We examine a panel data set of individuals living in Australia and find no statistically significant relationship between income and health responses. Moreover, the evidence suggests that the variation in the individual specific effects, comprising both observed and unobserved time invariant factors, is primarily responsible for the variation across individuals' responses.
Subjects: 
non linear panel data models
subjective health assessments
fixed effects
JEL: 
I12
C33
C35
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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