Does unemployment aggravate suicide rates in South Africa? Some empirical evidence

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2wuwgDd on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM Our study investigates the cointegration relationship between suicides and unemployment in South Africa using annual data collected between 1996 and 2015 applied to the ARDL model. Furthermore, our empirical analysis is gender and age specific in the sense that the suicide data is disintegrated […]

Dietary pattern, socioeconomic status and child health outcomes in Ghana: application of multilevel analysis

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2v4m28Z on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM Introduction – Child welfare, especially issues bordering on child health, continues to be one of the core issues of development. Over the years, appreciable progress has been made, but the levels are still not good enough. Objective – This paper investigates the effects of […]

Social Tenants’ Health: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Landlord Interventions

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2v4oMU5 on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM Objectives: To test whether a social landlord can improve health outcomes for older tenants and reduce their NHS usage by simple interventions. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Social housing in five London Boroughs. Participants: 547 individuals over 50 years of age. Intervention: Baseline and […]

Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2wufeW2 on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM How much are low-income individuals willing to pay for health insurance, and what are the implications for insurance markets? Using administrative data from Massachusetts’ subsidized insurance exchange, we exploit discontinuities in the subsidy schedule to estimate willingness to pay and costs of insurance among […]