Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Health Care Providers with Different Levels of Skills

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2gHQBME on October 15, 2017 at 05:00PM A central issue in designing performance incentive contracts is whether to reward the production of outputs versus use of inputs: the former rewards efficiency and innovation in production, while the latter imposes less risk on agents. Agents with varying levels of skill may perform […]

The Effect of Indian Residential Schools on Height and Body Mass Post-1930

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2iei3p7 on October 15, 2017 at 05:00PM We study the effects of Canadian Indian residential schooling on two anthropometric measures of health during childhood: adult height and body weight. We use repeated cross-sectional data from the 1991 and 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Surveys and detailed historical data on school closures and location […]

Understanding effective approaches to promoting mental health and preventing mental illness

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2gFPaym on October 15, 2017 at 05:00PM The health, social and economic consequences of poor mental health are substantial. More attention is focusing now on the development of actions to promote better mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental ill-health. This paper provides an overview of the development of approaches to […]

How Much Does Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending Eat Away at Retirement Income?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2ifw6dN on October 15, 2017 at 05:00PM The adequacy of retirement income – from Social Security benefits and other sources – is substantially reduced by Medicare’s high out-of-pocket (OOP) costs. This project uses the 2002-2014 Health and Retirement Study to calculate post-OOP benefit ratios, defined as the share of either Social […]