Journal article

Modelling the cost of ill health in Health&WealthMOD (Version II): lost labour force participation, income and taxation, and the impact of disease prevention

Deborah Schofield, Rupendra Shrestha, Emily Callander, Richard Pervical, Simon Kelly, Megan Passey, Susan Fletcher

International Journal of Microsimulation | Published : 2011


This paper provides a detailed description of the construction of Health&WealthMOD (Version II). It is Australia’s only microsimulation model of health and illness and their impacts on labour force participation, income, wealth and government revenue and expenditure. In this paper, we describe Health&WealthMOD (Version II) and its architecture, the application of the model, and some of the results it has produced.

University of Melbourne Researchers