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Health insurance and the demand for medical care: evidence from a randomized experiment.
This work estimates how cost sharing, the portion of the bill the patient pays, affects the demand for medical services and rejects the hypothesis that less favorable coverage of outpatient services increases total expenditure. Expand
The care of HIV-infected adults in the United States. HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study Consortium.
It is found that most HIV-infected adults who were receiving medical care had advanced disease, and the patient population was disproportionately male, black, and poor. Expand
Expenditures for the care of HIV-infected patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
The total cost of care for adults with HIV infection has declined since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy, and there are large variations in expenditures across subgroups of patients. Expand
The Importance of Child-Care Characteristics to Choice of Care
This article examines the influence of importance ratings of intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics of child care on parents' choice of care, using data from the National Longitudinal Survey-72. WeExpand
Access of vulnerable groups to antiretroviral therapy among persons in care for HIV disease in the United States. HCSUS Consortium. HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study.
Those HIV-positive persons with the greatest need are most likely to have early access to HAART, which suggests equitable access, however, some predisposing and enabling variables continue to be important as well, suggesting inequitable access, especially for African Americans and lower-income groups. Expand
Home Investments in Children
  • A. Leibowitz
  • Economics, Business
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 March 1974
By the time children enter first grade, significant differences in verbal and mathematical competence exist among them.' These differences reflect variations in (1) inherent ability, and (2) theExpand
Motivators, concerns, and barriers to adoption of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in HIV-serodiscordant male relationships
The findings suggest the need for a carefully planned implementation program along with educational and counseling interventions in the dissemination of an effective PrEP agent. Expand
Labor Supply Effects of State Maternity Leave Legislation
25% of all employed US mothers of newborns are on either paid or unpaid leave. The proportion of new mothers which is employed but not at work shrinks rapidly as the child ages so that virtually allExpand
Psychotropic medication use in a national probability sample of children in the child welfare system.
Estimates suggest that children in child welfare settings are receiving psychotropic medications at a rate between 2 and 3 times that of children treated in the community, which suggests a need to further understand the prescribing of psychotrop medications for child welfare children. Expand
The Work-Employment Distinction Among New Mothers
CPS data for 1979 to 1988 are used to examine the determinants of employment, actual work, and maternity leave for women in the year following childbirth. Women with better market skills (higherExpand