Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

What Does Attending Early Childhood Program Mean for Child Health in India?

Abstract The health impact of attending early childhood development programs in developing countries remains largely unknown.

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Eliciting the Level of Health Inequality Aversion in England

Abstract Health inequality aversion parameters can be used to represent alternative value judgements about policy concern for reducing health inequality versus improving total health.

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Gene–Environment Interaction in the Intergenerational Transmission of Asthma

Summary Researchers have found strong linkages between parent and child health, but the mechanisms underlying intergenerational health transmission are not well understood.

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Does Competition Have an Effect on Price and Quality in Physiotherapy?

Summary We estimate the effect of competition on quality and prices in physiotherapy organised and financed by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland for disabled individuals.

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Evaluating Matching-Adjusted Indirect Comparisons in Practice: A Case Study of Patients with…

Abstract Differences in patient characteristics across trials may bias efficacy estimates from indirect treatment comparisons.

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Financial Incentives, Targeting, and Utilization of Child Health Services: Experimental…

Abstract To address untreated infections in children, routine health checkups have increasingly been incentivized as part of conditional cash transfer programs targeted at the poor.

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How Do Biomarkers and Genetics Contribute to Understanding Society?

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High School Physical Education Requirements and Youth Body Weight: New Evidence from the YRBS

Abstract Previous research has found that high school physical education (PE) requirements are largely ineffective at reducing youth body weight.

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Behind-the-Counter, but Over-the-Border? The Assessment of the Geographical Spillover Effects…

Abstract Washington was the first state to ease the prescription requirements making emergency contraception (EC) available behind-the-counter at pharmacies to women of any age in 1998.

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The Long-term Health Effects of Fetal Malnutrition: Evidence from the 1959–1961 China Great…

Abstract We report evidence of long-term adverse health impacts of fetal malnutrition exposure of middle-aged survivors of the 1959–1961 China Famine using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.

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Doctor Competence and the Demand for Healthcare: Evidence from Rural China

Summary The agency problem between patients and doctors has long been emphasised in the health economics literature, but the empirical evidence on whether patients can evaluate and respond to better quality care remains mixed and inconclusive.

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Measuring Socioeconomic Inequality in Obesity: Looking Beyond the Obesity Threshold

Abstract We combine two of the most widely used measures in the inequality and poverty literature, the concentration index and Foster–Greer–Thorbecke metric to the analysis of socioeconomic inequality in obesity.

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Long-term Effects of Managed Care

Abstract Managed care (MC) plans have been introduced to curb the ever increasing health care costs.

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A Stated Preference Approach to Assess whether Health Status Impacts on Marginal Utility of…

Abstract A sample of Danish citizens (n = 2000) was asked to participate in a hypothetical experiment in which they could self-insure against a certain loss in income across two periods of time (one in which the person is in good health and one in which the person is in poorer health).

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