Public Health Transfers in Kind: Measuring the Distributional Effects in Italy
Università Politecnica delle Marche - Faculty of Economics
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences (CISEPS)
October 9, 2009
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Econpubblica Centre for Research on the Public Sector, Working Paper No. 145
The aim of the paper is to translate into a monetary amount the benefits received by the provision of health related public services in Italy, analyze their incidence and relevance and study their implications on the distribution of income amoung individuals. Beyond the traditional insurance-based approach, we propose an alternative method, which assigns health related transfers according also to the individual income and self-assessed health status. We apply the two approaches to Italy in 2003. In addition, we test for equality of health opportunities among citizens.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: income distribution, health equality of opportunity, public in kind health benefits, EU-SILC
JEL Classification: D31, I18working papers series
Date posted: November 4, 2009
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