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Further Evidence on the Economic Effects of Poor Health

Chirikos, Thomas N and Nestel, Gilbert (1985) Further Evidence on the Economic Effects of Poor Health. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 67 (1). pp. 61-69.

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Abstract

This paper examines variations in current economic welfare attributable to different profiles or histories of health status over the preceding ten year period. A two-equation model, estimated with National Longitudinal Survey data for four sex-race groups, provides convincing evidence that health problems incurred in the past adversely affect current earnings. This legacy is difficult to overcome; it remains even for individuals in improving health willing to devote relatively greater effort to market work. A history of poor health is also shown to exact substantially different economic tolls from men and women as well as from whites and blacks.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: economics, economic welfare, health
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
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    Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2006
    Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 18:09
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/476

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