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Author Fuchs, Victor R.

Title Economic Aspects of Health
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents Economic Aspects of Health; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Determinants of Health; 1. Prenatal Medical Care and Infant Mortality; 2. The Behavior of Mothers as Inputs to Child Health: The Determinants of Birth Weight, Gestation, and Rate of Fetal Growth '; 3. Time Preference and Health: An Exploratory Study; 4. Healthiness, Education, and Marital Status; Part Two. Consequences of Ill Health; 5. The Status of Health in Demand Estimation; or, Beyond Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor; 6. Physical Disabilities and Post-secondary Educational Choices
7. Employment, Earnings, and Psychiatric Diagnosis8. Children's Health Problems: Implications for Parental Labor Supply and Earnings; Part Three. Health and Public Policy; 9. The Choice of Health Policies with Heterogeneous Populations; 10. Medical Care, Medical Insurance, and Survival Probability: The True Cost of Living; List of Contributors; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary Unlike earlier work in medical economics, which has focused on medical care, these ten papers stress the production and consequences of health itself. They reveal a serious concern with real-world health problems in their investigation of such subjects as infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity, and disability. These papers are unusual, as well, in bringing to bear on these problems new and powerful theoretical and statistical tools. They draw on, and in some cases are, original sources for new bodies of data. As such, Economic Aspects of Health comprises a useful blend of relevance and r
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Subject Health status indicators.
Medical economics.
Social sciences.
Socioeconomic Factors
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226267946