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dc.contributor.authorCutler, David
dc.contributor.authorGlaeser, Edward
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-13T19:54:18Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationCutler, David, and Edward Glaeser. 2005. What explains differences in smoking, drinking, and other health related behaviors. American Economic Review 95, no 2: 238-242.en
dc.identifier.issn0002-8282en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2664274
dc.description.abstractWe explore economic model of health behaviors. While the standard economic model of health as an investment is generally supported empirically, the ability of this model to explain heterogeneity across individuals is extremely limited. Most prominently, the correlation of different health behaviors across people is virtually zero, suggest that standard factors such as variation in discount rates or the value of life are not the drivers of behavior. We focus instead on two other factors: genetics; and behavioral-specific situational factors. The first factor is empirically important, and we suspect the second is as well.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1257/000282805774670464en
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleWhat Explains Differences in Smoking, Drinking, and Other Health Related Behaviorsen
dc.relation.journalAmerican Economic Reviewen
dash.depositing.authorCutler, David
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/000282805774670464*
dash.contributor.affiliatedGlaeser, Edward
dash.contributor.affiliatedCutler, David


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