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  • Christopher J Ruhm
  • Economics
  • 1996 (First Publication: 1 May 1996)
  • This study examines the relationship between economic conditions and health. Fixed-effect models are estimated using state level data for the 1972-1991 time period. Health is proxied by total andExpand
  • Christopher J Ruhm
  • Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 2005 (First Publication: 1 February 2003)
  • Using microdata for adults from the 1987-2000 years of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, I show that smoking and height-adjusted weight decline during temporary economic downturns whileExpand
  • Christopher J Ruhm
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1995 (First Publication: 1 November 1994)
  • This study investigates the relationship between macroeconomic conditions and two alcohol-related outcomes -- liquor consumption and highway vehicle fatalities. Fixed-effect models are estimated forExpand