The Great Recession, financial strain and self-assessed health in Ireland

Gintare Mazeikaite*, Cathal O'Donoghue, Denisa M. Sologon

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the effects of the 2008 economic crisis on general health in one of the most severely affected EU economiesIreland. We examine the relationship between compositional changes in demographic and socio-economic factors, such as education, income, and financial strain, and changes in the prevalence of poor self-assessed health over a 5-year period (2008-2013). We apply a generalised Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach for non-linear regression models proposed by Fairlie (1999, 2005).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-596
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Economics
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

JEL classifications

  • i15 - Health and Economic Development

Keywords

  • Population health
  • Economic crisis
  • Decomposition
  • Socio-economic factors
  • EU-SILC
  • BLINDER-OAXACA DECOMPOSITION
  • RATED HEALTH
  • ECONOMIC CRISES
  • HOUSING CRISIS
  • INCOME
  • INEQUALITIES
  • IMPACT
  • DEBT
  • DISCRIMINATION
  • DISPARITIES

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