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The Transition from Good to Poor Health: An Econometric Study of the Older Population

Neil Buckley (), Frank Denton, A. Robb () and Byron Spencer

Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers from McMaster University

Abstract: This is a study of the influence of socioeconomic factors on the state of health of older Canadians. Three years of panel data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics are used to model the transition probabilities between good and poor health. Care is taken to avoid the problem of endogeneity of income in modelling its effects, and to adjust reported income to free it from its strong association with age at the time of the survey. Of particular note are the significant effects found for income, in spite of universal public health care coverage. Significant effects are found also for age, education, and other variables.

Keywords: Socio-economic factors and health; older population; panel data; SLID (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 45 pages
Date: 2003-02
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