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Does self-assessed health status contribute to life satisfaction in Romania
Department of Economics, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden. (nationalekonomi)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4570-7504
2002 (English)In: The European Journal of Health Economics: Fourth European conference on health economics: Book of Abstracts, 2002, Vol. 3 suppl, 43-43 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As a complement to the objective standard of living measures (such as income and wealth), subjective indicators (such as people’s general life satisfaction and specific domain satisfaction) have been used to measure individuals’ well-being. By using surveys, self-reports on life satisfaction have been collected and analyses have involved different countries and time periods. Most of the applications have analysed the relationship between subjective well-being and demographic factors. Using a Romanian survey among 2500 individuals we analyse how self-assessed health status contributes to overall happiness during transition to market economy. More exactly,we estimate the general life satisfaction in Romania taking into account individual satisfactions with respect to own health, but also to housing, job and financial situation, ands ervices offered mainly by public sector (health care, transportation, environment). They answer the questions about their general or specific domain satisfaction choosing one of the following response categories: not at all satisfied, not quite satisfied, quite satisfied, very satisfied, which correspond to numerical categories that scale from 1 to 4. Therefore, we apply an ordered probit model approach with individual random effects and fixed time effects,and the results indicatet hat health satisfaction contributes to life satisfaction in several ways both through demographic variables such as age, gender and marital status, but also directly even though we control for indirect influences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 3 suppl, 43-43 p.
Keyword [en]
life satisfaction, health satisfaction, Romania
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Economics
Research subject
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-45649DiVA: diva2:848908
Conference
Fourth European conference on health economics, Paris, France, July 7-10, 2002
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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