Government and Health Outcomes
17 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2007 Last revised: 21 Aug 2010
Date Written: October 1981
In this paper, I summarize the results of empirical studies in the areas of schooling and health, public programs and infant mortality, and government regulation of teenage smoking. My review is selective and is based on my own research. It is neutral with respect to the question of whether the government should pursue policies to improve the health of its citizens. But it calls attention to the consequences with respect to health of alternative decisions by policy makers.
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