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Demography

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 525–536 | Cite as

Life expectancies in specific health states: Results from a joint model of health status and mortality of older persons

  • France Portrait
  • Maarten Lindeboom
  • Dorly Deeg
Elderly Health Status And Mortality In Developed Countries

Abstract

With the trend toward aging, increases in health care expenditures are expected. Insight into (future) needs for care services requires a taxonomy of older persons’ health conditions: how health status develops as people age and how these health conditions determine residual life expectancy. In this paper we provide this information for the Netherlands. We apply a flexible nonparametric method—he Grade of Membership method—to a national database and summarize the multidimensional concept of health status into a limited set of interpretable indices. We then use these indices in our panel data model for health status and mortality. The model results are used to calculate age-health profiles and expected residual lifetimes in specific health states.

Keywords

Panel Data Model Residual Lifetime Pure Type Health Expectancy Mortality Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • France Portrait
    • 1
  • Maarten Lindeboom
    • 2
  • Dorly Deeg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsFree University and Tinbergen InstituteUSA
  3. 3.Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Social and Cultural SciencesFree UniversityUSA

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