Age, Health, and Poverty Lecture 9 Today’s Readings Schiller Ch. 6: Age and Health DeParle, Ch. 7: Redefining Compassion: Washington, 1992-1994 DeParle, Ch. 8: The Elusive President, 1995-1996 Today’s Topics Do we spend too much in public support for the elderly and not enough for children?
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Age, Health, and PovertyLecture 9
Schiller Ch. 6: Age and Health
DeParle, Ch. 7: Redefining Compassion: Washington, 1992-1994
DeParle, Ch. 8: The Elusive President, 1995-1996
Source: US Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States (1997), Table 518 and (2000), Table 533.
Source: CPR P60-231, pp.20-25
Source: Economic Report of the President, 2006, p. 85
Clearly the answers to both questions is yes. But sorting out the relative importance of poor health as a cause of poverty has proven intractable. How would you design a study to sort this out?