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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 Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management in its series Working Papers with number 127306.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:cudawp:127306

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    Keywords: Health Economics and Policy;

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    1. Wagstaff, Adam, 1986. "The demand for health : Some new empirical evidence," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 195-233, September.
    2. Deaton, Angus S & Paxson, Christina H, 1998. "Aging and Inequality in Income and Health," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 88(2), pages 248-53, May.
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    4. Chang, Fwu-Ranq, 1996. "Uncertainty and investment in health," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 369-376, June.
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