8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Obesity and Other Determinants of Health
Hong Liu, State University of New York - Stony Brook
"How to Balance Job, Family and Home Life: Effects on Health and Well-Being"
"Is the Quantity-Quality Trade-Off Really a Trade-Off for All?"
"Obesity, Wages, and Labor Force Participation"
"Causal Effects Between Obesity, Health Limitation and Chronic Disease Among Older Americans"
"Economic Influences on the Pediatric Obesity Rate (1971-2004)"
Susan Chen, Purdue University
10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Health and Healthcare Expenditures
Xiaoshu Han, University of Texas - Austin
"Does Extending Health Insurance Coverage to the Uninsured Improve Population Health Outcomes?"
"Death and Taxes: The Impact of Progressive Taxation on Health"
"Medical Expenditure Puzzles"
"Health Care Expenditures Among Children With Life-Limiting Illnesses"
Monica Cain, Winston-Salem State University