Abstract

This thesis hypothesizes that the inclusion of multivitamins as an independent variable within the Grossman Model will decreases the amount of inputs required to achieve the same level of health capital when no multivitamins are used. Theories developed around the Grossman Model and the tendencies of vitamins are used to explain why multivitamin supplements should be an independent factor in regards to individuals’ health. To empirically test the hypothesis, a regression model is estimated using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The model shows how the health factors included in the Grossman Model and multivitamin use affect an individuals’ health status. The results obtained from estimating the regression model support the hypothesis presented in this thesis, providing policy implications for individuals investing in their health

Advisor

Burnell, Barbara

Second Advisor

Charalambos, Michael

Department

Business Economics

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Publication Date

2016

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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