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This paper estimates the demand for health by using a health capital model for differentpopulation groups (native Dutch, Surinamese/Antillean, Moroccan, and Turkish) in theNetherlands. Also the effect of overweight on health utility is investigated. We found a decreasein the demand for health for age, overweight, and smoking, we found an increase in the demandfor health for level of education and marital status. The analyses show a strong effect of gender.Being female in all groups is negatively related to health utility. Turkish and Moroccan ethnicityis negatively related to health status.

Keywords: demand for health ; health production ; ethnicity ; overweight ; food habits

Subject(s): Health Economics and Policy

Issue Date: 2003

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/46731

Total Pages: 29

JEL Codes: C24; C25; I10; I12

Series Statement: Mansholt Working Paper

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Record appears in: Wageningen University > Mansholt Graduate School of Social Sciences > Mansholt Working Papers





Author: Cornelisse-Vermaat, Judith R. ; Maassen van den Brink, Henriette

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/46731?ln=en







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