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The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach. / Hessel, Philipp; Vandoros, Sotiris; Avendano Pabon, Mauricio.

In: Public Health, Vol. 128, No. 10, 10.2014, p. 911-919.

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Hessel, P, Vandoros, S & Avendano Pabon, M 2014, 'The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach', Public Health, vol. 128, no. 10, pp. 911-919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2014.08.004

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Hessel, P., Vandoros, S., & Avendano Pabon, M. (2014). The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach. Public Health, 128(10), 911-919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2014.08.004

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Hessel P, Vandoros S, Avendano Pabon M. The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach. Public Health. 2014 Oct;128(10):911-919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2014.08.004

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Hessel, Philipp ; Vandoros, Sotiris ; Avendano Pabon, Mauricio. / The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach. In: Public Health. 2014 ; Vol. 128, No. 10. pp. 911-919.

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title = "The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach",
abstract = "ObjectivesGreece and Ireland suffered an economic recession of similar magnitude, but whether their health has deteriorated as a result has not yet been well established.Study designBased on five waves (2006–2010) of the European Union Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey a (DID) approach was implemented that compared trends in self-rated health in Greece and Ireland before and after the crisis with trends in a {\textquoteleft}control{\textquoteright} population (Poland) that did not experience a recession and had health trends comparable to both countries before the crisis.MethodsLogistic regression using a (DID) approach.ResultsA simple examination of trends suggests that there was no significant change in health in Greece or Ireland following the onset of the financial crisis. However, DID estimates that incorporated a control population suggest an increase in the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Greece (OR = 1.216; CI = 1.11–1.32). Effects were most pronounced for older individuals and those living in high-density areas, but effects in Greece were overwhelmingly consistent in different population sub-groups. In contrast, DID estimates revealed no effect of the financial crisis on the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Ireland (OR = 0.97; CI = 0.81–1.16).ConclusionsDID estimates suggest that the financial crisis led to higher prevalence of reporting poor health in Greece but not in Ireland. Although the research design does not allow the authors to directly assess the role of specific policies, contextual factors including policy responses may have contributed to the different effect of the crisis on the health of the two countries.",
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N2 - ObjectivesGreece and Ireland suffered an economic recession of similar magnitude, but whether their health has deteriorated as a result has not yet been well established.Study designBased on five waves (2006–2010) of the European Union Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey a (DID) approach was implemented that compared trends in self-rated health in Greece and Ireland before and after the crisis with trends in a ‘control’ population (Poland) that did not experience a recession and had health trends comparable to both countries before the crisis.MethodsLogistic regression using a (DID) approach.ResultsA simple examination of trends suggests that there was no significant change in health in Greece or Ireland following the onset of the financial crisis. However, DID estimates that incorporated a control population suggest an increase in the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Greece (OR = 1.216; CI = 1.11–1.32). Effects were most pronounced for older individuals and those living in high-density areas, but effects in Greece were overwhelmingly consistent in different population sub-groups. In contrast, DID estimates revealed no effect of the financial crisis on the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Ireland (OR = 0.97; CI = 0.81–1.16).ConclusionsDID estimates suggest that the financial crisis led to higher prevalence of reporting poor health in Greece but not in Ireland. Although the research design does not allow the authors to directly assess the role of specific policies, contextual factors including policy responses may have contributed to the different effect of the crisis on the health of the two countries.

AB - ObjectivesGreece and Ireland suffered an economic recession of similar magnitude, but whether their health has deteriorated as a result has not yet been well established.Study designBased on five waves (2006–2010) of the European Union Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey a (DID) approach was implemented that compared trends in self-rated health in Greece and Ireland before and after the crisis with trends in a ‘control’ population (Poland) that did not experience a recession and had health trends comparable to both countries before the crisis.MethodsLogistic regression using a (DID) approach.ResultsA simple examination of trends suggests that there was no significant change in health in Greece or Ireland following the onset of the financial crisis. However, DID estimates that incorporated a control population suggest an increase in the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Greece (OR = 1.216; CI = 1.11–1.32). Effects were most pronounced for older individuals and those living in high-density areas, but effects in Greece were overwhelmingly consistent in different population sub-groups. In contrast, DID estimates revealed no effect of the financial crisis on the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Ireland (OR = 0.97; CI = 0.81–1.16).ConclusionsDID estimates suggest that the financial crisis led to higher prevalence of reporting poor health in Greece but not in Ireland. Although the research design does not allow the authors to directly assess the role of specific policies, contextual factors including policy responses may have contributed to the different effect of the crisis on the health of the two countries.

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