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Replication data for: The Burgeoning Health Care Needs of Aging Prisoners

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bavafa, Hessam
  • Mukherjee, Anita
Publication Date
2019-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We estimate the increasing health care needs of American inmates by combining data on inmate demographics and national health trends. Decades of harsh punishment combined with demographic shifts have led to a "greying" prison population that is a source of concern for policymakers. Our estimates reveal that inmate health care needs are significant and growing beyond what is predicted by their age profile. While the fraction of inmates aged 40 or more increased by 49 percent between 1996 and 2004, the prevalence of medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and cancer among inmates grew between 177 and 268 percent.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191089 (Text)
Publications
  • Bavafa, Hessam, and Anita Mukherjee. “The Burgeoning Health Care Needs of Aging Prisoners.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 182–86. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20191089.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191089 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Bavafa, Hessam; Mukherjee, Anita (2019): Replication data for: The Burgeoning Health Care Needs of Aging Prisoners. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114531V1