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Smock discusses the "new American family" on NPR

Pfeffer and colleagues re-examine impacts of community college attendance

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Next Brown Bag

Monday, Dec 1
Linda Waite, Health & Well-Being of Adults over 60

Lucie Kalousova

Kalousova and Burgard find credit card debt increases likelihood of foregoing medical care

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"Credit Card Debt Leads Some to Skip Medical Care" - Science Daily. 05/08/2013.

In Lucie Kalousova and Sarah Burgard's study, a report of which appears in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, people with credit card or medical debt were more likely to forego medical and dental care than those with other kinds of debt, such as housing, car, or student loans. Kalousova says that most study participants carried some form of debt and that those forgoing care were much more likely to have medical debt (58% vs. 20%) and to have more of it ($8,889 vs. $2,783) than those not forgoing care. Respondents who put off needed health care also had lower net worth and lower household income and were more likely to be uninsured than those who did not.

Researchers:

Lucie Kalousova
Sarah Burgard

More Media Coverage:

Fox Business News. Credit Card Debt Causes People to Forgo Medical Care. 5/21/2013.

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