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Why do people demand health?

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  • Kverndokk, Snorre

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    (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

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This paper proposes several ways to extend the standard model for health and health services. Psychological aspects such as status seeking, identity seeking and health adaptation are modelled within the framework of the Grossman model. While the two first aspects may be important psychological mechanisms, the adaptation process seems to be the most relevant process to model within a theoretical dynamic framework. As far as we know, there are no formal analyses of this process in the economic literature.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme in its series HERO On line Working Paper Series with number 2000:5.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 30 Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:oslohe:2000_005

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Keywords: Grossman; health adaption; health services;

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  1. Gjerde, Jon & Grepperud, Sverre & Kverndokk, Snorre, 2009. "On adaptation, life-extension possibilities and the demand for health," HERO On line Working Paper Series, Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme 2001:7, Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme.
  2. Jon Gjerde & Sverre Grepperud & Snorre Kverndokk, 2005. "On adaptation and the demand for health," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(11), pages 1283-1301.

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