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Why do people demand health?
Abstract: This paper proposes several ways to extend the standard
model for health and health services. Psychological aspects such as status
seeking, identity seeking and health adaptation are modelled within the
framework of the Grossman model. While the two first aspects may be
important psychological mechanisms, the adaptation process seems to be the
most relevant process to model within a theoretical dynamic framework. As
far as we know, there are no formal analyses of this process in the
Keywords: Grossman; health adaption; health services; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I18; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, June 30, 2009
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