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  • Conjugal Bereavement Effects on Health and Mortality at Advanced Ages 

    Berg, G.J. van den; Lindeboom, Maarten; Portrait, France (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2007-01-17)
    We specify a model for the lifetimes of spouses and the dynamic evolution of health, allowing spousal death to have causal effects on the health and mortality of the survivor. We estimate the model using a longitudinal ...
  • Cut-point Shift and Index Shift in Self-reported Health 

    Lindeboom, Maarten; Doorslaer, Eddy van (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2003-06-09)
    There is a concern that ordered responses on health questions may differ acrosspopulations or even across subgroups of a population. This reporting heterogeneity mayinvalidate group comparisons and measures of health ...
  • Do Early Life and Contemporaneous Macro-conditions explain Health at Older Ages? 

    Alessie, Rob; Deeg, Dorly; Portrait, France (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2008-05-22)
    The paper presents an approach which thoroughly assesses the role of early life and contemporaneous macro-conditions in explaining health at older ages. In particular, we investigate the role of exposure to infectious ...
  • Health and Work of the Elderly 

    Lindeboom, Maarten; Kerkhofs, Marcel (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2002-03-13)
    This paper aims to exp1ore the interre1ation between hea1th and work decisions of e1der1y workers, taking the various ways in which hea1th and work can influence each other exp1icitly into account. For this, two issues are ...
  • The Health Returns to Education - What can we learn from Twins? 

    Lundborg, Petter (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2008)
    This paper estimates the health returns to education, using data on identical twins. I adopt a twin-differences strategy in order to obtain estimates that are not biased by unobserved family background and genetic traits ...
  • Individual Mortality and Macro-Economic Conditions from Birth to Death 

    Lindeboom, Maarten; Portrait, France; Berg, G.J. van den (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2003-09-12)
    This paper analyzes the effects of macro-economic conditions throughout life on the individual mortality rate. We estimate flexible duration models where the individual's mortality rate depends on current conditions, ...
  • Informal and Formal Care among Single-living Elderly in Europe 

    Bolin, K.; Lindgren, B.; Lundborg, P. (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2007-03-22)
    The aims of this study were (1) to analyse whether informal care, provided by children or grandchildren to their elderly parents, and formal care are substitutes or complements, and (2) whether this relationship differs ...
  • Measuring Externalities in Program Evaluation 

    Janssens, Wendy (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2005-02-07)
    Impact evaluations of development programmes usually focus on a comparison of participants with a control group. However, if the programme generates externalities for non-participants such an approach will capture only ...
  • Your Next of Kin or your Own Career? Caring and Working among the 50+ of Europe 

    Bolin, K.; Lindgren, B.; Lundborg, P. (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2007-03-22)
    An increasing demand for both formal and informal care is likely to result from the ongoing demographic transition at the same time as there is a further move away from the traditional domestic division of labour. Public ...