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Why Society Needs to Value Health Improvements in Dollars
(Hopkins Population Center, 1998-07)
Background. U.S. health planners typically set health objectives without information about how much of their resources the American people wish to devote to improved health. Objectives. This paper indicates how ignoring ...
Does the Law of Diminishing Returns Apply to Infant Motality Decline?
(Hopkins Population Center, 2001-06-22)
Objective: This paper examines time series data on infant mortality from 21 countries to demonstrate an appropriate test of the hypothesis that percentage reductions in infant mortality are larger when infant mortality is ...
Lifecycle Changes in the Rate of Time Preference: Testing the Theory of Endogenous Preferences and its Relevance to Adolescent Substance Abuse
(Hopkins Population Center, 1999-10-09)
Economic theory indicates that because one's activities to improve health reward one in the future, persons who value the future more highly will be more prone to healthy activity. Without measures of time preference we ...