Transferring measures of adult health benefits to children: A review of issues and results

Mark D. Agee, Thomas D. Crocker

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Abstract

This article discusses issues involved in inferring the economic value of children's health from estimates of the value of adult health. A central theme is that if health benefit transfers across individuals are to be useful to policy makers, they must be founded on analytical as well as statistical commonalities. Whether the health benefits transfer issue is among adults or between adults and children, a vision that embeds the individual in a collective entity, such as a family with limited time and resources, can provide a common analytical structure having substantive economic content and able to accommodate varying measures of health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-482
Number of pages15
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration

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