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dc.contributor.authorSwensen, Isaac D.
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-13T20:07:36Z
dc.date.available2015-07-13T20:07:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationSwensen, Isaac D. “Substance-Abuse Treatment and Mortality.� Journal of Public Economics 122 (February 2015): 13–30. doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.12.008.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0047-2727
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9182
dc.description.abstractDrug-overdose deaths, which have more than doubled over the past decade, represent a growing public-health concern. Though substance-abuse treatment may be effective in reducing drug abuse, evidence for a causal effect of treatment on drug-related mortality is lacking. I analyze the effect of substance-abuse treatment on mortality by exploiting county-level variation in treatment facilities driven by facility openings and closings. The estimates indicate that a 10% increase in facilities lowers a county's drug-induced mortality rate by 2%. The estimated effects persist across individual and county characteristics and further indicate that spillovers of treatment reduce other related causes of death.en_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectDrug abuseen_US
dc.subjectPublic healthen_US
dc.titleSubstance-abuse treatment and mortalityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage13en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage30en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Public Economicsen_US
mus.citation.volume122en_US
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Managementen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.12.008en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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