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dc.creatorBrenes Camacho, Gilbert
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-23T15:23:41Z
dc.date.available2018-07-23T15:23:41Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.citationwww.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953611001146
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/75249
dc.description.abstractAdverse economic shocks exert an influence on health perceptions, but little is known about the effect of sudden positive changes in a person’s financial situation on self-rated health, particularly among low income people. This paper explores the association between an increase in the amount of non-contribution pensions, public cash transfers given to Costa Rican elderly of low socio-economic status (SES) and changes in self-rated health over time. The analysis is based on data from CRELES, the “Costa Rican Study on Longevity and Healthy Aging”, which is based on a probabilistic sample of people born in 1945 or earlier, and living in Costa Rica by 2002. The fieldwork for the first and second waves of CRELES was conducted from 2004 to 2006, and from 2006 to 2008, respectively. The Costa Rican Government raised the amount of the non-contribution pension for the poor 100% before July 2007, and an additional 100% after that date. Due to the CRELES fieldwork schedule, the data have a natural quasi-experimental design, given that approximately half of CRELES respondents were interviewed before July 2007, independently of their status in receiving the public cash transfers. Using random effects ordered probit regression models, we find that people who experienced such increase report a greater improvement in self-rated health between waves than those who experienced a smaller increase and than the rest of the interviewees. Results suggest that increases in income may lead to a greater improvement in self-rated health.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[828-A4-325]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Wellcome Trust Foundation/[072406]//Reino Unidoes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.sourceSocial Science & Medicine. Vol 72. Núm 8. pp 1228-1235es_ES
dc.subjectTransferses_ES
dc.subjectSelf-rated healthes_ES
dc.subjectSocio-economic statuses_ES
dc.subjectquasi-experimentes_ES
dc.subjectThe elderlyes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subject362.868 2 Asistencia financieraes_ES
dc.titleFavourable changes in economic well-being and self-rated health among the elderlyes_ES
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.027
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Sociales::Facultad de Ciencias Económicas::Escuela de Estadísticaes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP)es_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto828-A4-325


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