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Data Watch: Research Data in Health Economics

William Evans, Helen Levy and Kosali Simon ()

Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2000, vol. 14, issue 4, 203-216

Abstract: In this paper, we discuss some important data sets that can be used by economists interested in conducting research in health economics. We describe six types of data sets: health components of data sets traditionally used by economists; longitudinal surveys of health and economic behavior; data on employer-provided insurance; cross-sectional surveys of households that focus on health; data on health care providers; and vital statistics. We summarize some of the leading surveys, discuss the availability of the data, identify how researchers have utilized these data and when possible, include a web address that contains more detailed information about each survey.

JEL-codes: I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.4.203
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