|The health-wealth connection: racial differences.
|Year of Publication
|Shea, DG, Miles, T, Hayward, MD
|Black or African American, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Status, Humans, Income, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Theoretical, Regression Analysis, United States, White People
This article examines the theoretical connection between health capital and financial capital in an economic life-cycle model, exploring possible explanations for racial differences in capital accumulation behavior. Using data from the Health and Retirement Survey, detailed descriptive analysis and a comparison of regression models for health and financial capital are presented. The results, although preliminary and based on cross-section data, suggest possible racial differences in the connection between health and wealth and deserve further study.
|User Guide Notes
Blacks/Comparative Study/Cross Sectional Studies/Female/Health Status/Economic Status/Income/Middle Age/Models, Theoretical/Regression Analysis/Whites