Estimating differences between male and female physician service provision using panel data
AbstractUsing panel data, we estimate the impact of an increasing share of female physicians on the total output of Canadian physicians. A micro-econometric model is developed specifically for the Canadian context and estimated using administrative data on all Canadian physicians paid on a fee-for-service basis from 1989 to 1998. Our results suggest that female physicians systematically provide fewer services than their male counterparts for almost all specialities and provinces studied. Given that females account for an increasing share of the physician population and that female physicians provide, on average, fewer services, potentially important future reductions in total health-care service provision are likely. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Health Economics.
Volume (Year): 17 (2008)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5749
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Rizzo, John A. & Blumenthal, David, 1994. "Physician labor supply: Do income effects matter?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 433-453.
- De Koninck, Maria & Bergeron, Pierre & Bourbonnais, Renée, 1997. "Women physicians in Quebec," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 44(12), pages 1825-1832, June.
- Christopher Ferrall & Allan W. Gregory & William Tholl, 1998. "Endogenous Work Hours and Practice Patterns of Canadian Physicians," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 31(1), pages 1-27, February.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.