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Health Care Prices, Health and Labor Outcomes : Experimental Evidence

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  • Dow, W
  • Gertly, P
  • Schoeni, R-F
  • Strauss, J
  • Thomas, D

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While the demand for health care has been shown to decline as prices rise, little is known about the impact of raising user fees on health outcomes or other dimensions of well-being such as labor supply and wages. Drawing on evidence from social experiments conducted in the United Statesine the effect of an increase in the costs of health care on a series of indicators fo health status, labor force participation and wages of men and women.

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Paper provided by RAND - Labor and Population Program in its series Papers with number 97-01.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:97-01

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Keywords: HEALTH ; WAGES ; LABOUR SUPPLY;

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  16. Maria Prados, 2012. "A Life Cycle Approach to the Mechanism Connecting Health Inequality and Earnings Inequality," 2012 Meeting Papers 1145, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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