The Great Recession and Mental Health: the Effect of Income Loss on the Psychological Health of Young Mothers

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2QSoLgh on October 15, 2018 at 09:45PM There is little consensus as to the effect of recessions on health, which may be due to the heterogenous nature of recessions, the choice of health outcome or the description of the independent variable involved. In contrast to previous work, which has predominantly studied […]

Disability for HIV and Disincentives for Health: The Impact of South Africa’s Disability Grant on HIV/AIDS Recovery

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2CMiQX4 on October 15, 2018 at 09:45PM South Africa’s disability grants program is tied to its HIV/AIDS recovery program, such that individuals who are ill enough may qualify. Qualification is historically tied to a CD4 count of 200 cells/mm3, which improve when a person adheres to antiretroviral therapy. This creates a […]

Analysing time-to-event data in the presence of competing risks within the flexible parametric modelling framework. What tools are available in Stata, which one to use and when?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2EbsELS on October 9, 2018 at 04:40PM In a typical survival analysis, the time to an event of interest is studied. For example, in cancer studies, researchers often wish to analyse a patient’s time to death since diagnosis. Similar applications also exist in economics and engineering. In any case, the event […]

Soda Consumption in the Tropics: The Trade-Off between Obesity and Diarrhea in Developing Countries

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2RCgzSA on October 9, 2018 at 04:40PM Increases in soda consumption mirror the increase in obesity rates in many countries of the world. This association, however, might be explained by third factors that are correlated with both trends. This paper exploits a natural experiment in Peru and finds that households without […]