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    Do Your Neighbors Influence Your Health?

    Pecchenino, Rowena A. (2008) Do Your Neighbors Influence Your Health? Journal of Public Economic Theory, 10 (2). pp. 301-315. ISSN 1097-3923

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    When individuals make decisions regarding their allocation of time and income, the health investment and health that they achieve may fall short of the goals prescribed by med- ical guidelines and health policymakers. Instead of the oft- observed policy responses such as additional spending on public awareness campaigns, it may be more fruitful to de- termine how individuals can be induced to choose behav- iors that will lead to the prescribed health. That is, one must recognize the trade-offs between health investment and con- sumption or leisure today in the face of factors such as social norms, job stress and advances in health technology.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Neighbors; Influence; Health;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8507
    Depositing User: Prof. Rowena Pecchenino
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 16:25
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Public Economic Theory
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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