The health-wealth connection: Racial differences

Dennis G. Shea, Toni Miles, Mark Hayward

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This article examines the theoretical connection between health capital and financial capital in an economic life-cycle model, exploring possible explanations for racial differences in capital accumulation behavior. Using data from the Health and Retirement Survey, detailed descriptive analysis and a comparison of regression models for health and financial capital are presented. The results, although preliminary and based on cross-section data, suggest possible racial differences in the connection between health and wealth and deserve further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-349
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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