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Analyzing Uncertainty in Cost-effectiveness For Decision-making  

Susan Griffin and Karl Claxton

Print publication date:
Apr 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is intended to help collective purchasers of health care to determine which interventions to prioritize, by ranking them according to the cost of each ... More

Crime, Incarceration, and Poverty  

Steven Raphael

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines the relationships between poverty, low incomes, criminal participation, and the risk of incarceration. It begins with an empirical portrait of the incarcerated by using a ... More

Food Consumption and Health  

Fabrice Etilé

Print publication date:
Sep 2011
Online publication date:
Nov 2012
This article reviews the economic literature on the causes and consequences of current trends in food-related chronic diseases (FRCD) from a policy evaluation viewpoint. It focuses on ... More

Is Poverty Incompatible with Asset Accumulation?  

Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, and Trina Williams Shanks

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines whether poverty is incompatible with asset accumulation. It considers whether the poor can and do save and whether they are able to build up assets over time. It presents data ... More

Obesity, Poverty, and the Ability to Pay for Calories  

Susan L. Averett

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines the relationship between obesity and socioeconomic status (SES) for adults. It presents evidence indicating that women and white and Hispanic men with incomes below the poverty ... More

Women, Work, and Family  

Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler

This chapter focuses on women, work, and family, with a particular focus on differences by educational attainment. First, we review long-term trends regarding family structure, ... More

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