Consumer Behaviour, Labour Supply and Diabetes: The Complex Case
AbstractThis article examines the behaviour of a consumer diagnosed with diabetes. It is shown that the medical treatment of the disease creates incentives that make diabetic's consumption and wieght display cyclical patterns. One implication is that labour supply can be cyclical as well.
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consumption behaviour; labour supply; limit cycles; health;
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