In this article we employ the tool of anchoring vignettes to analyze gender differences in self-assessments of health in Europe. We propose and estimate an extension of the basic vignette model for correcting the lack of interpersonal comparability of self-assessments on a categorical scale. Our extension allows for potential correlation in the self-assessments of health on different domains by including an unobservable individual effect, common to all domains but different across individuals, in both the thresholds and the equations for the latent health problems. After applying this model to the SHARE data, we find that vignettes help narrow gender differences in self-assessments of health, although these differences are not entirely eliminated.

Heterogeneity in health responses and anchoring vignettes / Peracchi, Franco; Rossetti, Claudio. - In: EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0377-7332. - 42:2(2012), pp. 513-538. [10.1007/s00181-011-0530-8]

Heterogeneity in health responses and anchoring vignettes

ROSSETTI, CLAUDIO
2012

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In this article we employ the tool of anchoring vignettes to analyze gender differences in self-assessments of health in Europe. We propose and estimate an extension of the basic vignette model for correcting the lack of interpersonal comparability of self-assessments on a categorical scale. Our extension allows for potential correlation in the self-assessments of health on different domains by including an unobservable individual effect, common to all domains but different across individuals, in both the thresholds and the equations for the latent health problems. After applying this model to the SHARE data, we find that vignettes help narrow gender differences in self-assessments of health, although these differences are not entirely eliminated.
Self-assessment of health; Reporting bias; Anchoring vignettes; Health domains
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