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Household Production and Health

  • Michael Grossman

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This paper highlights the influence of the new home economics in general and Jacob Mincer's work in particular on the field of health economics. I begin by considering the value of time as a determinant of adult health and medical care utilization. I then turn to a similar treatment in the case of children's health and medical care utilization. I conclude with alternative explanations of the positive relationship between years of formal schooling completed and health, a topic that deals with complementary relationships between the two most important components of the stock of human capital. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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Volume (Year): 1 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 331-342

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