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Lifecycle Events and Their ConsequencesJob Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health$
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Kenneth A. Couch, Mary C. Daly, and Julie M. Zissimopoulos

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785853

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.001.0001

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Health Shocks

Health Shocks

A Discussion

Chapter:
(p.301) Chapter Sixteen Health Shocks
Source:
Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences
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Robert Haveman

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0016

This chapter provides an overview of the section of the book that discusses health shocks. A main theme of the discussion is the need for disability researchers to distinguish short-run from long-run consequences and to compare the impacts across a broad range of disability measures. The chapter concludes by noting that developing consistent definitions and measurement strategies for disability should be a high-priority objective.

Keywords:   isability measurement, economic well-being, economic costs

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