RESEARCH PAPER 2003-5
An IMPLAN-based social accounting matrix (SAM) is used to estimate health care sector impacts on the Morgan County (West Virginia) economy. The SAM is a hybrid of the IMPLAN-SAM, which has an inadequate linkage between industry payments to workers and resulting household spending. An income distribution matrix provides this linkage. This matrix is based on the 1990 Census Public Use Microdata dataset for money payments and on a variety of data sources that account for the distribution of non-money income. Output multipliers and results of a local hospital impact scenario are compared between the original and reformulated models.
Digital Commons Citation
Hughes, David W. and Walker, Tom, "Estimating the Impact of the Local Health Care Sector on a Rural Economy using an IMPLAN based SAM" (2003). Regional Research Institute Working Papers. 126.