Health Interventions and Risky Behaviour
AbstractThis paper reviews the extent to which policy interventions can affect risky behaviours such as smoking, drinking and diet. The justification for such intervention is typically a market failure, broadly defined. The types of market failure typically encountered are discussed. First and second best interventions are examined and there is a review of the efficacy of such interventions with respect to Ireland.
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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 21 Jul 2007
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Risky behaviour; market failure;
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- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
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