Felder, Stefan; Zweifel, Peter; Meier, Markus:
Reply to: econometric issues in testing the age neutrality of health care expenditure
2001
In: Health Economics, Jg. 10 (2001), Heft 2, S. 673 - 674
Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift2001Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Titel:
Reply to: econometric issues in testing the age neutrality of health care expenditure
Autor(in):
Felder, StefanLSF; Zweifel, Peter; Meier, Markus
Erscheinungsjahr
2001
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Titel:
Health Economics
in:
Jg. 10 (2001), Heft 2, S. 673 - 674
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Abstract:

Salas and Raftery allege that in our paper, (1) remaining life expectancy is an endogenous explanatory variable of health care expenditure and (2) the parameter designed to correct for sample selection bias in fact represents a hidden relationship between health care expenditure and age. We argue that claim (1) is not supported by the available empirical evidence, while claim (2) seems to derive from a too cursory reading of our paper.