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Meeting for suggestions. We are also grateful to the editor of this journal and an anonymous referee for useful comments. Financial support from the Instituto de la Mujer, the FIES and DGES projects PB95-0980 and PB98-1058-C03-01 is gratefully acknowledged. The usual disclaimer applies.
In this paper we estimate a demand for private medical services equation based on the tradition of Grossman's model of demand for health using data for a panel of Spanish households. The econometric specification accounts for the censored nature of the data, which arises from no participation and infrequency of purchases, and the existence of unobserved… (More)
The purpose of this study was to test the existence of the plateau effect at the social level. The authors tried to confirm the preliminary conclusion that people may not be willing to trade off any longevity to improve the health state of a large number of people if the health states are mild enough. They tested this assumption using the person-tradeoff… (More)