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Health Care Prices, Health and Labor Outcomes : Experimental Evidence

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  • Dow, W
  • Gertly, P
  • Schoeni, R-F
  • Strauss, J
  • Thomas, D

Abstract

While the demand for health care has been shown to decline as prices rise, little is known about the impact of raising user fees on health outcomes or other dimensions of well-being such as labor supply and wages. Drawing on evidence from social experiments conducted in the United Statesine the effect of an increase in the costs of health care on a series of indicators fo health status, labor force participation and wages of men and women.

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  • Dow, W & Gertly, P & Schoeni, R-F & Strauss, J & Thomas, D, 1997. "Health Care Prices, Health and Labor Outcomes : Experimental Evidence," Papers 97-01, RAND - Labor and Population Program.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:97-01
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    Keywords

    HEALTH ; WAGES ; LABOUR SUPPLY;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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