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Effects Of Food And Health Spending Patterns On The Health Of The Elderly

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  • Gomez, Miguel I.
  • Ranney, Christine K.
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    Examines linkages between food and health spending patterns, income, and health status of the elderly. Links these relationships to food insecurity and expenditures on nutraceuticals. Methodology includes simultaneous estimation of expenditure systems and health production functions. Preliminary results indicate simultaneity between health production function and spending patterns throughout the life cycle.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA with number 19608.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea02:19608

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    Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy;

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