Direct evidence of risk aversion as a source of advantageous selection in health insurance
AbstractUsing the self-stated degree of risk aversion regarding health from the GSOEP we find some evidence for risk aversion being a source of advantageous selection. Risk averse men more often procure supplementary insurance for hospital visits despite needing the additional coverage less.
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Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Risk aversion; Health insurance; Advantageous selection;
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- Fabbri, Daniele & Monfardini, Chiara, 2011.
"Opt Out or Top Up? Voluntary Healthcare Insurance and the Public vs. Private Substitution,"
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- D. Fabbri & C. Monfardini, 2011. "Opt Out Or Top Up? Voluntary Healthcare Insurance And The Public Vs. Private Substitution," Working Papers wp780, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
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