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Fiorillo, D., Sabatini, F. (2011). An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship Between Social Interactions, Income and Health in Italy. Economics Bulletin 31 (2), 1336-1352
This paper carries out a preliminary and exploratory investigation into the effect of various types of social interaction on health in Italy. After controlling for household income, education, work status and a number of socio-demographic variables, we find that the frequency of meetings with friends is significantly and positively associated with self-perceived health. The frequency of visits with relatives has a significant, but weaker effect. Membership in voluntary organizations is a significant and weakly negative predictor of good health. Other relevant explanatory variables are education and work status.


Fiorillo, Damiano

I am Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Naples "Parthenope" (Italy). I received my PhD from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2005, MSc of Economics from the University of Roma "Tor Vergata" in 1999 and the Laurea from University of Salerno in 1998. From May 2011 I am an...

Sabatini, Fabio

I am Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Law of Sapienza University of Rome, where I currently teach Economics and Policy of Networks, Applied Economics and Public Economics. I collaborate with the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the Higher School of...

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