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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Economic Structural Change and Cancer Incidence
Author(s): Ferretti, Fabrizio
McIntosh, Bryan
Keywords: Cancer incidence
Economic growth
Structural change
Per-capita income
Lifestyle effect
Age effect
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2014
Citation: Ferretti F & McIntosh B (2014) Economic Structural Change and Cancer Incidence. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 20 (6), pp. 275-280.
Abstract: After heart disease, cancer is the most common cause of death in many developed countries. In this paper, we discuss the relationship between economic growth and cancer incidence. The purposes of the paper are to describe and measure the influence of an increasing real per capita income on the overall incidence of cancer. Using cross-sectional data for 162 countries, regression results with crude and age-standardised rates allow us to measure the elasticity of cancer incidence with respect to per capita income, and to decompose the elasticity coefficient into two components: age-effect and lifestyle-effect.
DOI Link: 10.12968/bjhc.2014.20.6.275
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Healthcare Management, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see

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