This dissertation consists of three essays, each focusing on one topic in economics of health behaviors in China. The first essay attempts to examine the determinants of alcohol demand with concentration on impact of alcohol price among Chinese adult population. The second essay estimates healthcare expenditure in China and evaluates the performance of econometric models. The objective of the third essay is to examine the time trend of obesity disparities across sociodemographic groups in school-aged youth population from 1991 to 2006 in mainland China.
Shi, Yuyan, Three Essays on Economics of Health Behavior in China. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2011. https://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/RGSD287.html.
Shi, Yuyan, Three Essays on Economics of Health Behavior in China, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RGSD-287, 2011. As of January 12, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/RGSD287.html