EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The economic crisis and medical care usage

Annamaria Lusardi (), Daniel J. Schneider and Peter Tufano

No 15843, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

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

JEL-codes: G01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-03
Note: AG
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (13) Track citations by RSS feed

Published as The Economic Crisis and Medical Care Use: Comparative Evidence from Five High-Income Countries† Annamaria Lusardi1,*, Daniel Schneider2 andPeter Tufano3 Article first published online: 20 JAN 2014 DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12076 © 2014 by the Southwestern Social Science Association Issue Social Science Quarterly Social Science Quarterly Volume 96, Issue 1, pages 202–213, March 2015

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nber.org/papers/w15843.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: The Economic Crisis and Medical Care Usage (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: The Economic Crisis and Medical Care Usage (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: The economic crisis and medical care usage (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nbr:nberwo:15843

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.nber.org/papers/w15843

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-06-17
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:15843