Human Capital and Health Behavior Vol: 25

Kristian Bolin
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Björn Lindgren
Lund University, Sweden

Michael Grossman
City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, USA

Dorte Gyrd-Hansen
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Tor Iversen
University of Oslo, Norway

Robert Kaestner
University of Illinois, USA

Jody Sindelar
Yale University, USA

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26 May 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
310 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research
Human capital is embodied in human beings. It embraces the individual’s capacity to perform and enjoy activities that provide money and/or psychic income. Health behaviour affects human capital and is itself affected by the individual’s human capital. This volume consists of original theoretical and empirical contributions to our knowledge of the interdependence between Human Capital and Health Behaviour.
Health, economics, and policy researchers from Europe, the US, Canada, and China provide eight articles drawn from papers presented at the Symposium on Human Capital and Health Behavior, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in May 2016. They consider the relationship between human capital and health behavior, including the relationship between birth spacing and educational outcomes; the relationship between education and health; human capital and risky behavior, including the effects of maternal work incentives on teen drug arrests and a behavioral welfare economics approach to measure the impact of tobacco regulations on consumer welfare; the association between smoking cessation and health information and the effect of education on health behavior after screening for colorectal cancer; and the relationship between unemployment insurance and physical activity.
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