Despite growing attention to the health effects of "non-health" policy and calls for policy-makers to adopt a Health in All Policy (HiAP) approach, little attention has been paid to a key set of economic policies — the various taxes, redistributive spending, and market regulating laws — that shape the distribution of economic resources among Americans. This mixed-methods research project addresses this gap in our knowledge base using longitudinal data to evaluate the health impacts of changes in a range of state economic laws over the last 20 years, and also employing qualitative coding of the policy arguments surrounding these policy changes.

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