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Does health insurance coverage lead to better health and educational outcomes? Evidence from rural China

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  • Chen, Yuyu
  • Jin, Ginger Zhe

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Using the 2006 China Agricultural Census (CAC), we examine whether the introduction of the New Cooperative Medical System (NCMS) has affected child mortality, maternal mortality, and school enrollment of 6–16year olds. Our data cover 5.9 million people living in eight low-income rural counties, of which four adopted the NCMS by 2006 and four did not adopt it until 2007.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-14

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:31:y:2012:i:1:p:1-14

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Keywords: Health insurance; Health outcome; Educational outcome; China;

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  3. Bonatti, Luigi & Fracasso, Andrea, 2014. "Modeling the Transition Towards Renminbi's Full Convertibility: Implications for China’s Growth," MPRA Paper 54129, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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