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Do welfare regimes shape the association between disability and self-perceived health? A multilevel analysis of 57 countries

Josephine Foubert (UGent) , Alessia Romagnoli (UGent) , Katia Levecque (UGent) and Ronan Van Rossem (UGent)
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ABSTRACT Studies associate disability with poorer self-perceived health. However, as many people with severe disabilities do not consider themselves to be unhealthy, this association is not clear cut. Based on data from the World Health Survey of 2002-2004, multilevel analyses show that the negative effect of disability on self-perceived health varies across countries and that welfare regimes moderate this association. More specifically, the association is the strongest in the European welfare states and the weakest in non-state regimes. These findings suggest that welfare regimes shape the health norms and expectations of their citizens and that more specifically in case of disablement, citizens of welfare state regimes will rate their health worse than those in non-state regimes.
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self-perceived health, Disability, welfare regimes

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Foubert, Josephine, Alessia Romagnoli, Katia Levecque, and Ronan Van Rossem. 2013. “Do Welfare Regimes Shape the Association Between Disability and Self-perceived Health? A Multilevel Analysis of 57 Countries.” In International Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference of Research Commitee 19, Abstracts.
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Foubert, J., Romagnoli, A., Levecque, K., & Van Rossem, R. (2013). Do welfare regimes shape the association between disability and self-perceived health? A multilevel analysis of 57 countries. International Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference of Research Commitee 19, Abstracts. Presented at the International Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference of Research Commitee 19.
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Foubert J, Romagnoli A, Levecque K, Van Rossem R. Do welfare regimes shape the association between disability and self-perceived health? A multilevel analysis of 57 countries. International Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference of Research Commitee 19, Abstracts. 2013.
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Foubert, Josephine, Alessia Romagnoli, Katia Levecque, et al. “Do Welfare Regimes Shape the Association Between Disability and Self-perceived Health? A Multilevel Analysis of 57 Countries.” International Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference of Research Commitee 19, Abstracts. 2013. Print.
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  abstract     = {ABSTRACT Studies associate disability with poorer self-perceived health. However, as many people with severe disabilities do not consider themselves to be unhealthy, this association is not clear cut. Based on data from the World Health Survey of 2002-2004, multilevel analyses show that the negative effect of disability on self-perceived health varies across countries and that welfare regimes moderate this association. More specifically, the association is the strongest in the European welfare states and the weakest in non-state regimes. These findings suggest that welfare regimes shape the health norms and expectations of their citizens and that more specifically in case of disablement, citizens of welfare state regimes will rate their health worse than those in non-state regimes.},
  author       = {Foubert, Josephine and Romagnoli, Alessia and Levecque, Katia and Van Rossem, Ronan},
  booktitle    = {International Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference of Research Commitee 19, Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Budapest, Hungary},
  title        = {Do welfare regimes shape the association between disability and self-perceived health? A multilevel analysis of 57 countries},
  year         = {2013},
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