Dean R. Lillard

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AIMS To investigate the reliability and validity of retrospectively reported information on smoking. DESIGN Nationally representative retrospective data from longitudinal surveys and contemporaneous data from repeated cross-sectional surveys were used. PARTICIPANTS Adult respondents to three of the four samples of the National Longitudinal Surveys(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to show how a woman's economic well-being changes in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada after her husband's death and the importance of public and private income sources in offsetting the economic consequences of that death. METHODS With data from the Cross-National Equivalent File, we used event history(More)
With a total population of more than 1.3 billion people where more than 31% of adults smoke, China has become the world's largest producer and consumer of cigarettes. We adopt a life-course perspective to study the economics of smoking behavior in China. We use data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) to follow individuals over their whole(More)
We exploit migration patterns from the UK to Australia and the US to investigate whether a person's decision to smoke is determined by culture. For each country, we use retrospective data to describe individual smoking trajectories over the life-course. For the UK, we use these trajectories to measure culture by cohort and cohort-age, and more accurately(More)
In intermediate care facilities, the records of 41 patients who had fallen and 36 controls were reviewed retrospectively, and the two groups compared for demographics, diagnoses, blood pressures over the prior two months, and prescribed medication. Seven of the sample had a recent weight loss recorded; all seven were in the group that fell. The mean number(More)
Although the prevalence of smoking has declined among US adults, an estimated 22.5% of the adult population (45.8 million adults) regularly smoked in 2002. Starting from this level, it will not be possible to achieve the Healthy People national health objectives of a reduction in the prevalence of smoking among adults to less than 12% by 2010 unless the(More)
Little is known about historical smoking patterns in Mexico. Policy makers must rely on imprecise predictions of human or fiscal burdens from smoking-related diseases. In this paper we document intergenerational patterns of smoking, project them for future cohorts, and discuss those patterns in the context of Mexico’s impressive economic growth. We use(More)