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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Working Papers
Predicting health behaviors with economic preferences and perceived control
Lynn Conell-Price
Julian Jamison
Abstract

We present new evidence on the relationship between health behaviors and experimental measures of risk and time preferences and introduce evidence that perceived control — a measure incorporated from the health psychology literature — is a stronger and more consistent predictor of health behaviors than economic preferences.


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Lynn Conell-Price & Julian Jamison, Predicting health behaviors with economic preferences and perceived control, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Working Papers 12-16, 2012.
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Keywords: Health ; Human behavior
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