Abstract This study is the first to examine the effects of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) on body weight, physical wellness, and exercise.
Author Archives: Health Economics Journal
Abstract In this paper, we estimate the effect of psychiatric disorders on labor market outcomes using a structural equation model with a latent index for mental illness, an approach that acknowledges the continuous nature of psychiatric disability.
Summary We examine the relationship between total mortality, deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, cardiovascular disease and measures of business cycles for the USA, using a time-varying parameter model for the periods 1961–2010.
Summary Unemployment has been shown to have adverse effects on different aspects of a person’s life, and even the fear of losing a job affects individuals negatively.
Abstract At the end of 1998, China launched a government-run mandatory insurance program, the urban employee basic medical insurance (UEBMI), to replace the previous medical insurance system.
Summary This paper considers determinants of physical functional limitations in daily-life activities at high ages.
Abstract A common state legislative maneuver to combat rising healthcare costs is to reform the tort system by implementing caps on noneconomic damages awardable in medical malpractice cases.
Abstract Decisions about prescribed contraception are typically the result of a consultation between a woman and her doctor.
Abstract We analyze the existence and persistence of moral hazard over time to test the assumption of pent-up demand.
Summary The health of carers and others close to the patient will often be relevant to economic evaluation, but it is very rarely considered in practice.
Abstract This paper analyzes a randomized experiment that uses novel strategies to promote handwashing with soap at critical points in time in Peru.
Summary Invoking Yaari’s dual theory, we develop a model of individual vaccination decisions that incorporates quasi-hyperbolic discounting, risk aversion, and information.
Summary We estimate the causal impact of having full health insurance on healthcare expenditures.