Essays in the Economics of Health and Education

Essays in the Economics of Health and Education

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This dissertation consists of three chapters investigating individual responses to state-sponsored benefit programs in Mexico and the United States. The first two chapters investigate the economic effects of Mexico's Seguro Popular health insurance program, while the third looks at the educational responses of low-achieving high school students to U.S. state merit scholarships.put on them by policy makers and the public (Swanson and Chaplin (2003), Jacob (2001)). 2 The staggered implementation of these merit scholarships throughout the 1990s provides an opportunity to study ... Unfortunately, there are fewer years of data disaggregated by race available, standard errors are large, and I am unable to draw any conclusions about the effect of these scholarship programs onanbsp;...

Title:Essays in the Economics of Health and Education
Author:Melissa Ann Knox
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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