JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE
Antecedents of Population Health across US States: An Empirical
Author(s): Vivek S. Natarajan, Kabir C. Sen
Citation: Vivek S. Natarajan, Kabir C. Sen, (2011) "Antecedents of Population Health across US States: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 2, pp.97 - 102
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
The state of health of the general population is an important issue for policy makers. This variable is
impacted by several lifestyle variables. These include access to healthcare, education, traffic, weather
conditions etc. The key objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of these variables on the
average health of a state’s population. We develop a predictive model and test it with state- level data.
We discuss the results and possible implications for policy makers.