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Health Capital: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Donna Gilleskie

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the Grossman health capital model and its theoretical extensions, including its incorporation of the effects of uncertainty and application to the study of health capital and ... More


Reefer Madness, Frank the Tank, or Pretty Woman: To What Extent Do Addictive Behaviors Respond to Incentives?

John Cawley

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines different kinds of health behavior that are important inputs in the production of health, with an emphasis on the effects of incentives on habitual or addictive behaviors such ... More


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