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Transferring Measures of Adult Health Benefits to Children: A Review of Issues and Results

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  • Mark D. Agee
  • Thomas D. Crocker

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This article discusses issues involved in inferring the economic value of children's health from estimates of the value of adult health. A central theme is that if health benefit transfers across individuals are to be useful to policy makers, they must be founded on analytical as well as statistical commonalities. Whether the health benefits transfer issue is among adults or between adults and children, a vision that embeds the individual in a collective entity, such as a family with limited time and resources, can provide a common analytical structure having substantive economic content and able to accommodate varying measures of health. (JEL "I", "D1", "Q2") Copyright 2004 Western Economic Association International.

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  • Mark D. Agee & Thomas D. Crocker, 2004. "Transferring Measures of Adult Health Benefits to Children: A Review of Issues and Results," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 22(4), pages 468-482, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:22:y:2004:i:4:p:468-482
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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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