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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Demand for Pediatric Care: An Hedonic Approach

Fred Goldman, Michael Grossman

NBER Working Paper No. 134 (Also Reprint No. r0013)
Issued in April 1979

---- Acknowledgements -----

This is a condensed version of Goldman and Grossman (1976). The longer version is available on request. Grossman's research was supported by PHS grant 5-POl-HS00451from the National Center for Health Services Research, Health Resources Association, to the National Bureau of Economic Research. Goldman's research was supported by PHS grant RO1-HS02562 from the National Center for Health Services Research, HRA, to Columbia University School of Public Health. A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the fiftieth annual conference of the Western Economic Association, San Diego, California, June 1975. We owe a special debt to Ann Dukes Colic for discussing in detail many points in the paper with us and for providing us with "high-powered" computer programming assistance. We also would like to thank Gary S. Becker, Barry R. Chiswick, Linda Nasif Edwards, Isaac Ehrlich, Martin Feldstein, Victor R. Fuchs, Malcolm Galatin, Gilbert R. Ghez, Donald F. Gordon, Reuben Gronau, Lee Lillard, Robert Lipsey, Robert T. Michael, Sam Peltzman, Anne D. Williams, Robert J. Willis, and a referee for helpful comments and suggestions; Kathleen V. McNally and Christine Wilson for research assistance; and Rowland L. Mindlin, M.D., for generously making the data available for this study. This paper has not yet undergone the review accorded official NBER publications; in particular, it has not yet been submitted for approval by the Board of Directors.

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