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ERIC Number: EJ983146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Induced Innovation and Social Inequality: Evidence from Infant Medical Care
Cutler, David M.; Meara, Ellen; Richards-Shubik, Seth
Journal of Human Resources, v47 n2 p456-492 Spr 2012
We develop a model of induced innovation that applies to medical research. Our model yields three empirical predictions. First, initial death rates and subsequent research effort should be positively correlated. Second, research effort should be associated with more rapid mortality declines. Third, as a byproduct of targeting the most common conditions in the population as a whole, induced innovation leads to growth in mortality disparities between minority and majority groups. Using information on infant deaths in the United States between 1983 and 1998, we find support for all three empirical predictions. (Contains 6 figures, 7 tables and 24 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States