Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43230
Authors: 
Lusardi, Annamaria
Schneider, Daniel
Tufano, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
CFS Working Paper 2010/10
Abstract: 
We use a unique, nationally representative cross-national dataset to document the reduction in individuals' usage of routine non-emergency medical care in the midst of the economic crisis. A substantially larger fraction of Americans have reduced medical care than have individuals in Great Britain, Canada, France, and Germany, all countries with universal health care systems. At the national level, reductions in medical care are related to the degree to which individuals must pay for it, and within countries are strongly associated with exogenous shocks to wealth and employment.
Subjects: 
Wealth Losses
Unemployment
Routine Medical Care
JEL: 
G01
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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