Comparative Economic Studies

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 388–409 | Cite as

Quantifying the Gap in Self-Rated Health for Transition Countries Over 1989–2014

  • Maksym ObrizanEmail author


Previous literature has shown substantially lower levels of self-reported health in transition countries. The current paper provides the most recent estimates of the size of the transition gap in self-rated health by using up to 241,698 observations from the World Values Survey and the European Values Study collected between 1989 and 2014. The estimated gap is in the range of 12.7–23.7 percentage points lower probability of reporting ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ self-rated health which indicates that the process of transition is far from completion at least based on a subjective evaluation of health.


Self-rated health Transition countries World Values Survey European Values Study 

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I15 N34 P46 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)KyivUkraine

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