Demographic and Economic Correlates of Health in Old Age
In this paper we examine disparities in the ability to function among older Americans. We place special emphasis on two goals : (1) understanding the quantitatively large socioeconomic status-health gradient, and (2) the persistence in health outcomes over long periods.
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- Michael Grossman, 1972. "The Demand for Health: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number gros72-1, November.
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