Michelle Tran


This thesis studies individual decision-making with respect to the demand for health and health care of the older population. Understanding these two components is of critical importance for health policy discussions on how to best meet the health needs of an ageing population. This thesis consists of three individual papers that provide theoretical and empirical contributions. It utilises applied microeconometric techniques to analyse large-scale longitudinal datasets. The first paper investigates the intergenerational transmission in health, between adults and their parents. The second paper examines the effect of wealth changes on older individuals' health care utilisation. The third paper evaluates the impact of granting nurse practitioners full practice authority on the consumer's decision to use long-term care services. Findings from these studies have important policy and practice implications, contributing to the development of healthy ageing interventions across the world.

Time and Zoom link

1pm, Friday 24 September