Accurately Measuring Health Over the Life Course

TitleAccurately Measuring Health Over the Life Course
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLange, F, McKee, D
JournalSSRN Electronic Journal
Date PublishedJan-01-2010
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Meta-analyses, Mortality, Older Adults

This paper develops a new method of estimating rich, dynamic models of health based on multiple health measures available in the HRS. We apply these methods to investigate what generates the large socioeconomic gradient in health. Preliminary results suggest a large role for initial differences in health at age 50 that persist into old age.

Short TitleSSRN Journal
Citation Key8769