Modeling Household Health Care Expenditure in Rural China
Southeast University - School of Economics and Management
Monash University - Centre for Health Economics
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) - Institute of Industrial and Technological Economics
June 2, 2011
This paper investigates the determinants of household health care expenditures in rural China. The empirical results given by rural household data show that large families and old members tend to increase household health care expenditures, while households with the head experiencing village cadre will dramatically reduce the health care expenditures. Hospitalization and medical care insurance can release households’ demand for health care and result in remarkable higher health care expenditures.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: health care, health expenditure, rural household, China
JEL Classification: I11, R22working papers series
Date posted: June 3, 2011
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