Earnings and Chronic Renal Disease

Texto de Discussão, No.2006/1

21 Pages Posted: 24 May 2008 Last revised: 27 Sep 2010

See all articles by Marcia Regina Godoy

Marcia Regina Godoy

Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Faculty of Economics

Giacomo Balbinotto Neto

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Eduardo P. Ribeiro

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Abstract

Background: The number of patients with chronic renal disease (CRD) has grown worldwide, especially in Brazil. This disease increases the public expenditure, besides having other economic implications and impacts. Most patients are in the productive age, range (15-49 years old).

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to estimate the income losses due to CRD usingdata from the Brazilian Household Survey (Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios [PNAD-1998]).

Methods. Two econometric methods were used: ordinary least squares and quantile regression.

Results. The data showed that the incidence rate was higher among individuals with lower income deciles and few years of schooling. The incidence rate among individuals who studied 1 year was almost 5 times higher than that among those subjects who studied for 14 years. The estimates showed that CRD had a negative effect on patient income. On average, CKD individuals suffered an 11% reduction in remuneration.

Conclusions: These estimates pointed out that the poorest people are more affected by CRD. The highest incidence in the lower income stratus suggests that new actions and prevention must be adopted to provide health assistance for individuals with CRD.

The full paper is available in Transplantation Proceedings, v.39, p.378-380, 2007.

Note: Downloadable document is in Portuguese.

Keywords: quantile regression, chronic kidney disease, health economics

JEL Classification: I12, J2, J7

Suggested Citation

Godoy, Marcia Regina and Neto, Giacomo Balbinotto and Ribeiro, Eduardo P., Earnings and Chronic Renal Disease. Texto de Discussão, No.2006/1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1132122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1132122

Marcia Regina Godoy

Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Faculty of Economics ( email )

São Leopoldo
Rio Grande do Sul, 93022000
Brazil

Giacomo Balbinotto Neto (Contact Author)

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) ( email )

AV. JOAO PESSOA 52 3 ANDAR (PPGE)
UFRGS/PPGE
Porto Alegre RS CEP 90480-004, RS 90.040-000
Brazil
+55 51 33083150 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ppge.ufrgs.br/giacomo

Eduardo P. Ribeiro

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS ( email )

Rio Grande do Sul
Graduate Program in Economics - PPGE Av. Joao Pessoa, 52, sala 33b
Porto Alegre 90040-000
Brazil
55 51 3316 3440 (Phone)
55 51 3316 3507 (Fax)

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