The difference-in-difference method: assessing the selection bias in the effects of neighborhood environment on health.

TitleThe difference-in-difference method: assessing the selection bias in the effects of neighborhood environment on health.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGrafova, IB, Freedman, VA, Lurie, N, Kumar, R, Rogowski, JA
JournalEconomics and Human Biology
Volume13
Pagination20-33
Date Published2014 Mar
ISSN Number1873-6130
KeywordsNeighborhoods
Abstract

This paper uses the difference-in-difference estimation approach to explore the self-selection bias in estimating the effect of neighborhood economic environment on self-assessed health among older adults. The results indicate that there is evidence of downward bias in the conventional estimates of the effect of neighborhood economic disadvantage on self-reported health, representing a lower bound of the true effect.

DOI10.1016/j.ehb.2013.03.007
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Alternate JournalEcon Hum Biol
Citation Key9143
PubMed ID23623818
PubMed Central IDPMC4230701
Grant ListR24 HD041028 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG024058 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01AG024058 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P50 ES12383 / ES / NIEHS NIH HHS / United States
P50 ES012383 / ES / NIEHS NIH HHS / United States