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Antipoverty Programs for Poor Children and Families  

Janet Currie

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article reviews research on the effects of programs that attempt to remediate the effects of poverty on children. It suggests that cash-benefit programs are unlikely to ever do enough to ... More

An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Antipoverty Programs in the United States  

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Robert Moffitt, and John Karl Scholz

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines the impact of antipoverty programs on income poverty in the United States. Data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation shows that trends in per capita expenditures ... More

Community Associations at Middle Age: Considering the Options  

Robert H. Nelson

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article surveys what has been a leading development for American housing and local governance of the past half century: the meteoric rise of community associations. These ... More

Concepts of Equity and Fairness in Health and Health Care  

Jan Abel Olsen

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the various concepts of equity and fairness that have been developed by economists in health and health care. It begins with a background framework on the principal ... More

Determinants of Health in Childhood  

Michael Baker and Mark Stabile

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews the empirical studies to examine the validity of the notion that health in childhood has both short-term and longer-term economic consequences, and that childhood ... More

Disease Prevention, Health Care, and Economics  

Jane Hall

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to take on the policy issues and explores the economic analysis of prevention that can add to policy development. It discusses prevention and draws on the economic ... More

Economics and Mental Health: an International Perspective  

Richard G. Frank

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article notes that problems of incomplete information are particularly salient in the context of mental health. It considers how different nations address economics and mental health ... More

Economics of Health Behaviors and Addictions: Contemporary Issues and Policy Implications  

Donald S. Kenkel and Jody Sindelar

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to provide an overview of the response of economic research on unhealthy substances to these challenges and opportunities. It devotes considerable attention to new ... More

Economics of Infectious Diseases  

Ramanan Laxminarayan and Anup Malani

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
Infectious diseases remain a central preoccupation in many countries. This article sets out the economic issues that arise in this highly complex domain. It reviews four main strands of ... More

The Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry  

Patricia M. Danzon

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article summarizes the literature, and considers the issue of paying for research and development. It reviews research and development costs, regulation, productivity and incentives ... More

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