Friday, April 11, 2008

An Update on Recessions and Your Health

In a previous posting I discussed the research of Christopher Ruhm and others that shows recessions can actually improve your health. Marketplace on public radio recently interviewed Ruhm and discussed his work. Below is a summary of this discussion:
A Fiscal Squeeze Might Be Good for You.
Rising gas and food prices and the credit crunch may be making it harder for Americans to make ends meet. But economist Chris Ruhm says a tougher economy may also be improving the health of the population as a whole. He explains to Kai Ryssdal.
You can listen to the interview here.

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