The dark side of fiscal federalism:evidence from hospital care in Italy

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2OAL8q9 on September 17, 2018 at 10:26PM We use 2009-14 data from patients hospital discharges to assess the effects of fiscal federalism on the quality of care provided to regional and extraregional patients in Lombardy. Empirical results suggest that even after controlling for hospital fixed effects, patients demographic and health characteristics, […]

How Much Does Birth Weight Matter for Child Health in Developing Countries? Estimates from Siblings and Twins

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2xi3XHF on September 17, 2018 at 10:26PM 200 million children globally are not meeting their growth potential, and as a result will suffer the consequences in terms of future outcomes. I examine the effects of birth weight on child health and growth using information from 66 countries. I account for missing […]

Economic Evaluation of Interventions for Screening of Dementia

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2OAL5KZ on September 17, 2018 at 10:26PM OBJECTIVE: The objective is to systematically review the literature on economic evaluations of screening interventions for early diagnosis of dementia disorders. METHODS: A systematic search of published economic evaluation studies in English was conducted using specified key words in relevant databased and websites. Data […]

Supplemental Security Income and Child Outcomes: Evidence from Birth Weight Eligibility Cutoffs

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2Nt3lbN on September 11, 2018 at 01:24AM Low birth weight infants born to mothers with low educational attainment have a double hurdle to overcome in the production of human capital. We examine whether income transfers in the form of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for children with disabilities can help close […]

Feeling Useless: The Effect of Unemployment on Mental Health in the Great Recession

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2O4l3PJ on September 11, 2018 at 01:24AM This article documents a strong connection between unemployment and mental distress using data from the Spanish National Health Survey. We exploit the collapse of the construction sector to identify the causal effect of job losses in different segments of the Spanish labour market. Our […]