Effects of Food and Health Spending Patterns on the Health of the Elderly
Gomez, Miguel I.; Ranney, Christine K.
Examines linkages between food and health spending patterns, income, and health status of the elderly. Links these relationships to food insecurity and expenditures on nutraceuticals. Methodology includes simultaneous estimation of expenditure systems and health production functions. Preliminary results indicate simultaneity between health production function and spending patterns throughout the life cycle.
WP 2002-23 July 2002
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University