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Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey

Songul Cinaroglu, Onur Baser.

Abstract
Background: The socioeconomic dynamics and economic status of households are changing rapidly all over the world, especially for middle-income and developing countries such as Turkey. It is well known that income is one of the most important determinants of socioeconomic status (SES) and health. There is a need to analyze changing trends and relationships among SES variables over time. Unfortunately, such changes remain undetected in cross-sectional studies. However, panel data cover multiple sequential time periods for the same firms or individuals and allow analysis of these changing patterns.

Objectives: This study aims to determine predictive factors of income on a decision tree and to observe changes of predictive role of SES and health indicators over time, to predict income using three different panel datasets.

Materials and Methods: Data from the Income and Living Conditions Survey in Turkey between 2008 and 2011 were used. A random effects and expectation maximization tree algorithm were also used in the analysis.

Results: This study results show that education is the variable that is the most influential in predicting income between 2008 and 2011 and between 2009 and 2011; on the other hand, current economic status is a determining factor of income between 2010 and 2011.

Conclusion: Experimental results highlight that education outperforms SES and health indicators in the prediction of personal income.

Key words: Income and Living Condition Studies; Self-rated Health; Income; Panel Data; Turkey


 
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Cinaroglu S, Baser O. Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2017; 6(10): 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu S, Baser O. Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. www.scopemed.org/?mno=273239 [Access: October 24, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu S, Baser O. Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2017; 6(10): 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu S, Baser O. Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2017), [cited October 24, 2017]; 6(10): 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu, S. & Baser, O. (2017) Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 6 (10), 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu, Songul, and Onur Baser. 2017. Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health , 6 (10), 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu, Songul, and Onur Baser. "Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 6 (2017), 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu, Songul, and Onur Baser. "Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 6.10 (2017), 1489-1497. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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Cinaroglu, S. & Baser, O. (2017) Socio-economic status and self-rated health: Are they good predictors of income? An analysis of survey panel data from Turkey. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health , 6 (10), 1489-1497. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0720417082017



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