My research is focused on the health effects of economic shocks, in particular in the mental and physical health of children, young people and older population. I am also focused on socioeconomic status related health inequalities.
In my first paper, I explore the short- and log-term impacts of retirement on both physical and mental health during the Great Recession in England. We employ non-parametric matching models and a triple difference-in-differences empirical approach on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). We shed light on the mechanisms through which macroeconomic conditions may impact retirement and in turn health, by looking at health-behaviours; self-reported feelings; and heterogeneous effects among sub-groups of individuals.
In my second paper, I study the determinants of perinatal and maternal adverse outcomes, with a specific focus on the interaction between socioeconomic status (SES) and health inequity in early life. The topics I propose to study within my second project not only include the crucial factors of perinatal health inequities, but also to investigate the inequalities of maternal health care services. Finally, I would like to focus on what the economic crisis has done to perinatal health disparities by income or educational attainment.
“Effects of macroeconomic fluctuations on mental health and psychotropic medicine consumption”. Martínez-Jiménez, M., Vall Castelló, J. 1/09/2020 In: International Journal of Health Economics and Management. 20, p. 277–297. 21 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10754-020-09281-3