Economic consequences of health shocks, The
This dissertation is composed of three chapters which examine the extent of reverse causation or the causal pathway in going from health to financial components of social economics status (SES) on the heath-SES gradient in Western Europe. In Chapter 1, I construct two population health metrics for survey-based data suitable for analysis across time and populations. To do so, I combine objective health indicators with the information available in the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) dataset regarding health functioning and prognosis, and develop a strategy to assess and ...
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