Bitte verwenden Sie diesen Link, um diese Publikation zu zitieren, oder auf sie als Internetquelle zu verweisen: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87464
Autor:innen: 
van Kippersluis, Hans
Galama, Titus J.
Datum: 
2013
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 13-035/V
Verlag: 
Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam and Rotterdam
Zusammenfassung: 
Wealthier individuals engage in healthier behavior. This paper seeks to explain this phenomenon by developing a theory of health behavior, and exploiting both lottery winnings and inheritances to test the theory. We distinguish between the direct monetary cost and the indirect health cost (value of health lost) of unhealthy consumption. The health cost increases with wealth and the degree of unhealthiness, leading wealthier individuals to consume more healthy and moderately unhealthy, but fewer severely unhealthy goods. The empirical evidence presented suggests that differences in health costs may indeed provide an explanation for behavioral differences, and ultimately health outcomes, between wealth groups.
Schlagwörter: 
consumption
health
health capital
health behavior
wealth
JEL: 
D91
I10
I12
I14
J24
Persistent Identifier der Erstveröffentlichung: 
Dokumentart: 
Working Paper
Erscheint in der Sammlung:

Datei(en):
Datei
Größe
590.69 kB





Publikationen in EconStor sind urheberrechtlich geschützt.