The Effect of Children's Medicaid Enrollment on School Days Missed: A Propensity Score Matching Approach
AbstractMedicaid is the government insurance program that provides health insurance to the poor. The welfare economics literature demonstrates that Medicaid enrollment largely increased the utilization of medical service. However, the effect of Medicaid enrollment on children’s health conditions is uncertain. This paper used ‘days of school missed due to illnesses or injury’ as the measurement to illustrate the effect of Medicaid enrollment on children’s health. Propensity score matching is applied to control for the selection bias problem. The average treatment effect and marginal effect of Medicaid on school absences are estimated.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Missouri Valley Economic Association in its journal The Journal of Economics.
Volume (Year): 37 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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