My research has led me to articles about the topic of social determinants of health. The link between health and education is strong, but there is very little research on what aspect of education helps people lead healthier lives. The idea of supportive housing and helping children become better students seems to be cost-effective. An article in the New York Times on Friday mentioned the cost of a supportive housing program compared to emergency shelter beds and prison beds. The…Continue
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"Transfusion" by Clay Bennett Chattanooga Times Free Press 2/11/11
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Urban economics is based on location theory and examines land use, transportation, and urban sector problems (and emerging mini/pocket cities in urban areas), housing policy, & government revenues/expenditures. Economic analysis incorporates spacial aspects of a range of economic discisions. With the growing emphasis in public health on place, it seems some work in the field is drawing from urban economics in designing program.
"The Obama administration has created…Continue
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The elementary economic concept of supply & demand is probably one of the most studied areas of health economics. As an economist I can delve into econometric models on endless regression equations to understand the confusion arguments that take place when the question of where the demand for health care comes from. A futurist (can someone explain to me this means?) named Joe Flower has an explanation, one of many, that is easy to follow.…Continue
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I did not think a Marxist publication like Political Affairs Magazine would be more or less uncritical about the new healthcare reform law. The hospital and insurance industry have been given a gift of nearly 35,000 new patients & beneficiaries, respectively.
" A number of commentators have described the law as the biggest reversal of inequality in America since LBJ's Great Society program. We…Continue
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I am a doctoral student who gets very excited about data. Your country is a candy store that keeps tired PhD (economics) candidates up at night with a rush of excitement. My home country has nothing like this.
Since 1909 ERS has captured changes in US food purchasing and consumption patterns for practically any mainstream food (over 60+ commodities) item you can imagine from the supply side. What is disappointing is that the data cannot be categorized by region,…Continue
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