The socioeconomic gradient in health: The role of intra-household resource allocation
Elena Barcena (),
Maite Blázquez Cuesta () and
Ana Moro-Egido ()
No 2016/06, Working Papers in Economic Theory from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History)
This paper aims to analyse the impact of different household financial regimes on the health status of males and females in a number of European countries. Using the EU-SILC 2010 on intra-household sharing of resources, we find that each member of the couple is worse off if his/her partner has most decision-making responsibilities. Additionally, the presence of children in the household plays a role in the effect that household financial regimens exert on individual self-assessed health, especially among females. We conclude that family arrangements regarding resource allocation and decision-making have important consequences and should be given some attention in the task of identifying individuals predisposed to health problems.
Keywords: self-assessed health; intra-household allocation; decision-making process; financial regime (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 D13 I14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
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