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On the Concept of Health Capital and the Demand for Health
  • M. Grossman
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 March 1972
The aim of this study is to construct a model of the demand for the commodity "good health." The central proposition of the model is that health can be viewed as a durable capital stock that producesExpand
An Economic Analysis of Adult Obesity: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
It is found that state level measures pertaining to the per capita number of fast-food and full-service restaurants, the prices of a meal in each type of restaurant, food consumed at home, cigarettes, and alcohol, and clean indoor air laws have the expected effects on obesity. Expand
The Human Capital Model
This chapter contains a detailed treatment of the human capital model of the demand for health which was originally developed in 1972. Theoretical predictions are discussed, and theoreticalExpand
Education and Nonmarket Outcomes
I explore the effects of education on nonmarket outcomes from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Examples of outcomes considered include general consumption patterns at a moment in time,Expand
Price, Tobacco Control Policies and Youth Smoking
This paper examines effectiveness of several tobacco control policies in discouraging cigarette smoking among youths. These policies include increased cigarette excise taxes (which result in higherExpand
Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan
Parents' schooling does indeed cause favorable infant health outcomes and the increase in schooling associated with the reform saved almost 1 infant life in 1,000 live births in the years 1978-1999. Expand
The Demand for Cocaine by Young Adults: A Rational Addiction Approach
The rational addiction model is applied to the demand for cocaine by young adults in the Monitoring the Future panel and results suggest that annual participation and frequency of use given participation are negatively related to the price of cocaine. Expand
Alcohol-Control Policies and Motor-Vehicle Fatalities
The purpose of this study is to estimate the effects of drunk driving deterrents and other alcohol related policies on drunk driving. The data set employed is an annual time-series of stateExpand
The Human Capital Model of the Demand for Health
This paper contains a detailed treatment of the human capital model of the demand for health. Theoretical predictions are discussed, and theoretical extensions are reviewed. Empirical research thatExpand
The Effects of Government Regulation on Teenage Smoking
We examine the impact of three sets of government regulations on the demand for cigarettes by teenagers in the United States. These are: (1) the excise tax on cigarettes, (2) the Fairness Doctrine ofExpand