English title: Social capital and self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland: evidence from the European Social Survey

Author(s): Liam Delaney - Patrick G. Wall - Fearghal O'hAodha -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2007


This paper analyses the determinants of self-reported health in Ireland, conditioning self-reported health on a set of socio-economic, labour market and social capital variables. Ireland has the highest self-reported health rate in Europe. The results demonstrate statistically significant effects of income on self-reported health that are robust to different statistical specifications and statistically significant though modest effects of social capital variables such as associational membership and frequency of social meeting.

Edition: 0

Institution: University College Dublin. Geary Institute

Number of pages: 15

Number: 7

Series: Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series