Discount rates and the education gradient in mammography in the uk

A. Bíró

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Abstract / Description of output

I analyse intertemporal decisions on undertaking breast cancer screening by women aged 50-64years in the UK and provide estimates of the rate of discounting potential future benefits of screening. I also analyse education differences in mammography decisions and examine the underlying mechanisms by which education influences breast cancer screening attendance. I estimate a structural model, which reveals that although there are differences in the disutility of breast cancer screening between education groups, there is no difference in the estimated discount factor. These results suggest that the observed education gradient is mainly due to differences in health behaviours and healthcare attitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021–1036
JournalHealth Economics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • mammography
  • health discount rate
  • ducation–health gradient C25
  • I11
  • I12


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