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A prospective analysis of labour market status and self-rated health in the UK and Russia
King's College London, UK; Imperial College London, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3243-0262
2015 (English)In: The Economics of Transition, ISSN 0967-0750, E-ISSN 1468-0351, Vol. 23, no 2, 343-370 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Comparing prospective data from the UK and Russia, this paper analyzes whether the association of labour market status, and particularly unemployment, with subsequent health varies by the level of state protection provided to the unemployed. While the UK’s unemployment welfare regime is classified as providing minimal protection, the Russian regime is sub-protective. Employing Cox duration analysis upon data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey and the British Household Panel Survey for the period 2000–2007, this study finds that labour market status and economic circumstances independently predicted individual-level declines in self-rated health and, contrary to expectations, the associations of unemployment with health decline were similarly sized in the two countries.

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2015. Vol. 23, no 2, 343-370 p.
Keyword [en]
British Household Panel Survey, health inequalities, material deprivation, Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, Survival analysis, Unemployment
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-116051DOI: 10.1111/ecot.12065OAI: diva2:801807
Available from: 2015-04-10 Created: 2015-04-10 Last updated: 2015-05-07Bibliographically approved

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