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Fuchs, Victor R.

Works: 247 works in 919 publications in 5 languages and 20,849 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: RA410.53, 338.4736210973
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Most widely held works about Victor R Fuchs
Most widely held works by Victor R Fuchs
Who shall live? : health, economics, and social choice by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance, poverty and health, and other policy issues, including his 1996 presidential address to the American Economic Association, accompany the original 1974 text."--BOOK JACKET. "Health professionals, policy-makers, social scientists, students and concerned citizens will all benefit from this highly readable, authoritative, and nuanced discussion of the difficult choices that lie ahead."--Jacket
Economic aspects of health by Victor R Fuchs( )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike earlier work in medical economics, which has focused on medical care, these ten papers stress the production and consequences of health itself. They reveal a serious concern with real-world health problems in their investigation of such subjects as infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity, and disability. These papers are unusual, as well, in bringing to bear on these problems new and powerful theoretical and statistical tools. They draw on, and in some cases are, original sources for new bodies of data. As such, Economic Aspects of Health comprises a useful blend of relevance and r
Individual and social responsibility : child care, education, medical care, and long-term care in America by Victor R Fuchs( )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does government spend too little or too much on child care? How can education dollars be spent more efficiently? Should government's role in medical care increase or decrease? In this volume, social scientists, lawyers, and a physician explore the political, social, and economic forces that shape policies affecting human services. Four in-depth studies of human-service sectors-child care, education, medical care, and long-term care for the elderly-are followed by six cross-sector studies that stimulate new ways of thinking about human services through the application of economic theory, institutional analysis, and the history of social policy. The contributors include Kenneth J. Arrow, Martin Feldstein, Victor Fuchs, Alan M. Garber, Eric A. Hanushek, Christopher Jencks, Seymour Martin Lipset, Glenn Loury, Roger G. Noll, Paul M. Romer, Amartya Sen, and Theda Skocpol. This timely study sheds important light on the tension between individual and social responsibility, and will appeal to economists and other social scientists and policymakers concerned with social policy issues
How we live by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about choices - the choices we make for ourselves, those that are made for us, and those that we make for others. It examines the choices we make in our private lives and also the ones we make collectively as citizens and voters. Through these choices - especially those concerning family, work, health, and education - we are constantly defining and redefining American society, that is, we are determining 'how we live.'
Intellectual journeys of recent, mostly "defunct" economists by Michael Szenberg( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks into the creative minds of some recent, mostly "defunct" economists. Many of the authors, such as Samuelson, Friedman, Galbraith, and Heilbroner, have penned popular works, while their scientific contributions were limited to the most specialized scholars. Others, such as Nobel Prize winners Modigliani, Debreu, Becker, Aumann, and Allais, delved into complex issues in human organization, economic growth and planning, socio-economic theory, and model building. Economists such as Keynes and Lowe represent world-class paragons whose influences continue to percolate in current research programs. Here we unearth their best scientific work, revealing gems that might otherwise be overlooked
Women's quest for economic equality by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shows that only a select minority of the nation's women earn at rates equal to those of men, explores the social and political reasons for the phenomenon, and calls for a national move to end gender inequality
The service economy by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and Japanese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of health policy by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans are understandably concerned about the runaway costs of medical care and the fact that one citizen out of seven is without health insurance coverage. Solving these problems is a top priority for the Clinton administration, but as Victor Fuchs shows, the task is enormously complex. In this book Fuchs, America's foremost health economist, provides the reader with the necessary concepts, facts, and analyses to fully comprehend the complicated issues of health policy. He shows why health care reform that benefits society as a whole will unavoidably burden certain individuals and groups. Fuchs addresses such central questions as cost containment, managed competition, technology assessment, poverty and health, children's health, and national health insurance. Comparing the U.S. health care system with those of other nations, he shows, for instance, that the Canadian system works far better for Canadians than the American system works for Americans. Yet he cautions against thinking that the United States could easily adopt the Canadian system, given its very different social and political underpinnings. The future of U.S. health policy, Fuchs argues, is tightly linked to three basic questions. First, how can we disengage health insurance from employment? Second, how can we tame, but not destroy, technologic change in health care? And finally, how can we cope with the runaway medical costs of an aging society? In a striking passage, he writes that as financial and ethical pressures mount, we will probably see the right to death with dignity transformed into an expectation and eventually into an obligation. For anyone who wants a reliable guide through the myriad proposals on health care reform, this book is must reading
The health economy by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every twenty-four hours Americans spend more than a billion dollars on health care - some of it for valuable services and some not. In this book America's formost health economist discusses the important issues of cost, efficiency, access, and quality; he places health care decisions in a broad social, ethical, economic, and political context. [Ed.]
Changes in the location of manufacturing in the United States since 1929 by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in the economics of health and medical care by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production and productivity in the service industries by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy issues and research opportunities in industrial organization by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Productivity differences within the service sector by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

17 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of the fur industry by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the economic complexities of the fur market, including production, marketing, consumer demand, competition, and the decline of fur sales over the years
Concepts and cases in economic analysis by Aaron W Warner( Book )

15 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Productivity trends in the goods and service sectors, 1929-61, a preliminary survey by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differentials in hourly earnings by region and city size, 1959 by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing importance of the service industries by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A preliminary investigation of two specification error problems in truncated dependent variable models is reported. It is shown that heteroscedasticity in a tobit model results in biased estimates when the model is misspecified. This differs from the OLS model where estimates are still consistent though inefficient. The second problem examined is aggregation. An appropriate nonlinear least squares regression model is derived for situations when the micro-level model fits a tobit framework but only aggregate data are available"--NBER website
Determinants of expenditures for physicians' services in the United States, 1948-68 by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How we live
Economic aspects of healthIndividual and social responsibility : child care, education, medical care, and long-term care in AmericaHow we liveIntellectual journeys of recent, mostly "defunct" economistsWomen's quest for economic equalityThe future of health policy
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English (355)

Japanese (12)

Italian (4)

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