Christopher J Ruhm
Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Good times make you sickChristopher J Ruhm
Department of Economics, Bryan School, University of North Carolina Greensboro UNCG, P O Box 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
J Health Econ 22:637-58. 2003..Finally, there is some suggestion that mental health may be procyclical, in sharp contrast to physical well-being...
- Does drinking really decrease in bad times?Christopher J Ruhm
Joseph M Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 27402 6165, USA
J Health Econ 21:659-78. 2002..These results suggest that any stress-induced increases in drinking during bad economic times are more than offset by declines resulting from changes in economic factors such as lower incomes...
- Healthy living in hard timesChristopher J Ruhm
Department of Economics, Bryan School, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER, UNCG, P O Box 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
J Health Econ 24:341-63. 2005..The overall conclusion is that changes in behaviors supply one mechanism for the procyclical variation in mortality and morbidity observed in recent research...
- Commentary: mortality increases during economic upturnsChristopher J Ruhm
Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
Int J Epidemiol 34:1206-11. 2005
- A healthy economy can break your heartChristopher J Ruhm
University of North Carolina Greensboro and National Bureau of Economic Research, USA
Demography 44:829-48. 2007..CHD mortality increases rapidly when the economy strengthens but returns to or near its baseline level within five years for most groups...
- Deaths rise in good economic times: evidence from the OECDUlf G Gerdtham
Health Economics Program, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, SE 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
Econ Hum Biol 4:298-316. 2006..The findings are consistent with evidence provided by other recent research and cast doubt on the hypothesis that economic downturns have negative effects on physical health...
- Economic causes and consequences of obesityEric A Finkelstein
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 26:239-57. 2005..However, because obesity may result from poor information and addictive behavior and/or as a result of living in an increasingly obesogenic environment, interventions will need to be multifaceted to ensure the best chance of success...