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This Program includes projects on population, behavioral, and health economics as well as health systems.

Population, Behavioral, and Health Economics

Areas of interest within this category include:

  • Allocation of family resources within and across generations
  • Effects of public policy programs on family behavior
  • Impact of child care arrangements on labor supply
  • Determinants of family labor supply and economic resources
  • Effects of health characteristics on economic behaviors
  • Evaluations of the impact of changes in federal programs including those related to welfare, housing, and child care policies on child health and development
  • Interrelationships between health and economic status, including issues related to wealth, poverty, productivity, human capital development, and economic development
  • Cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and well-being of children

Health Systems

Program areas of interest related to health systems include:

  • Health services and health care financing for children and adolescents with multiple conditions
  • Provider-level and regional variation in health expenditures, services, and outcomes for children and adolescents
  • U.S. and comparative cross-national studies of the efficiency and effectiveness of health care systems


Contact: Dr. Regina Bures

Last Reviewed: 03/30/2015

Contact Information

Name: Dr Rebecca L Clark
Branch Chief
Population Dynamics Branch
Phone: 301-496-1174
Fax: 301-496-0962
Email: rclark@mail.nih.gov

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