Demographic and Economic Correlates of Health in Old Age
AbstractIn this paper we examine disparities in the ability to function among older Americans. We place special emphasis on two goals : (1) understanding the quantitatively large socioeconomic status-health gradient, and (2) the persistence in health outcomes over long periods.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by RAND - Reprint Series in its series Papers with number 97-06.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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- James Smith & Raynard Kington, 1997. "Demographic and economic correlates of health in old age," Demography, Springer, vol. 34(1), pages 159-170, February.
- James P. Smith & Raynard Kington, 2004. "Demographic and Economic Correlates of Health in Old Age," Labor and Demography 0408008, EconWPA.
- J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
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- Lichtenstein, Paul & Harris, Jennifer R. & Pedersen, Nancy L. & McClearn, G.E., 1993. "Socioeconomic status and physical health, how are they related? An empirical study based on twins reared apart and twins reared together," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 441-450, February.
- Michael Grossman, 1972. "The Demand for Health: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number gros72-1, October.
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