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The Impact of Health Status and Out‐of‐Pocket Medical Expenditures on Annuity Valuation

Cassio M. Turra and Olivia S. Mitchell

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter describes how differences in health status at retirement can influence the decision to purchase a life annuity. It extends previous research on annuitization decisions by incorporating ... More


Baby Boomers versus Their Parents: Economic Well‐Being and Health Status

Joyce Manchester, David Weaver, and Kevin Whitman

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The Social Security Administration's simulation model known as MINT (Modeling Income in the Near Term) is used to examine the projected health and economic status of Baby Boomers and their parents ... More


Ethnicity and Health

Carole B. Cox and Paul H. Ephross

in Ethnicity and Social Work Practice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195099317
eISBN:
9780199864744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099317.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Health and health care are complex issues that are further complicated by ethnicity that can strongly influence health status, behaviors, attitudes, and service utilization. Culture and values can be ... More


Costly Absences, Coercive Presences: Health Care in Rural North India

PATRICIA JEFFERY and ROGER JEFFERY

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses health care in rural north India. It examines the access of villagers in the Bijnor district of western Uttar Pradesh to health care during the early 2000s. The liberalisation, ... More


The reliability and validity of children’s and adolescents’ self-reported health

Katherine B. Bevans and Christopher B. Forrest

in Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199547494
eISBN:
9780191720055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547494.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that obtaining children's direct reports of wellbeing, symptoms, strengths, and needs using developmentally appropriate strategies is an essential component of thorough and ... More


Height and the High Life: What Future for a Tall Story?

Timothy Leunig and Hans-Joachim Voth

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses height as a reliable indicator of health status and standard of living. It also suggests that mapping from height to other measures of well-being has attracted the attention of ... More


Nutrition, health and productivity in developing countries

Alok Bhargava

in Food, Economics, and Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199269143
eISBN:
9780191710117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269143.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the links between adults' nutritional and health status and their economic (labour) productivity in developing countries. Section 6.1 begins by discussing certain studies ... More


Socioeconomic Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Mortality

ICHIRO KAWACHI and CANDYCE KROENKE

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and health status is so robust and consistent that epidemiologists routinely adjust for it as a potential confounding variable when evaluating the ... More


Why the United States Is Not Number One in Health

Ichiro Kawachi

in Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170665
eISBN:
9780199850204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines the possible explanations of why the United States' health status ranks near the bottom among the 13 most economically advanced countries in the world. First, the American ... More


Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

James A. Morone and Lawrence R. Jacobs (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170665
eISBN:
9780199850204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but its citizens rank near the bottom in health status. Americans have lower life expectancy, more infant mortalities, and higher ... More


Current global health status

Colin D Mathers and Ruth Bonita

in Global Public Health: A New Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199236626
eISBN:
9780191724053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the global health status and highlights the importance of capturing, with a range of new measures, the health transformations that are taking place in the context ... More


Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The 1980s opened a discussion of the varying nature of health in different segments of the United States. Falling under the rubric of ‘health disparities’, a great deal of research has been published ... More


Health Status and the Public Health System in India

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter we present sociologically significant aspects of the public health system under eight sections, broadly covering the themes: Health status of the population, Health care delivery and ... More


Measuring health inequality: challenges and new directions

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses two topics related to health inequalities: the measurement of health inequality and social inequalities as determinants of health status. It suggests an alternative framework ... More


Summary and Policy Discussion

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin, and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Since human capital is the main driver of productivity and growth in knowledge-based economies, health should also matter for economic outcomes. In the context of rapid population ageing, the ... More


Disability and the death and dying agenda

Carol Thomas

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers the interests of disabled people in the social management of death and dying. It covers: the meaning and nature of disability, including key concepts; the social position and ... More


Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

David Leon and Gill Walt (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book raises new and critical issues about health inequalities. It provides an international perspective on this problem, with contributions from the developed and developing world. The outcome ... More


The Socioeconomically Disadvantaged

Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter asserts that inequality in the conditions under which people live and work translates into inequalities in health, and that this inequality is unjust. It discusses that socioeconomic ... More


Researching Critical Questions On Social Justice And Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective

Nancy Krieger

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes researching critical questions on social justice and public health from an ecosocial perspective. It discusses a proposal for a public health research agenda that advances ... More


Measuring Preferences for Health States

Diana B. Petitti

in Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133646
eISBN:
9780199863761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133646.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the concept of utility as it is applied in decision analysis and cost analysis. It introduces quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) as an outcome metric that is commonly used in ... More


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