Health Supplier Quality and the Distribution of Child Health
AbstractThere is emerging evidence to suggest that initial differentials between the health of poor and more affluent children in the UK do not widen over early childhood. One reason may be that through the universal public funded health care system all children have access to equally effective primary care providers. This paper examines this explanation. The analysis has two components. It first examines whether children from poorer families have access to general practitioners of a similar quality to children from richer families. It then examines whether the quality of primary care to which a child has access has an impact on their health at birth and on their health during early childhood. The results suggest that children from poor families do not have access to markedly worse quality primary care, and further, that the quality of primary care does not appear to have a large effect on differentials in child health in early childhood.
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primary care quality; child health;
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- Carol Propper & John Rigg, 2005. "Health supplier quality and the distribution of child health," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 05/123, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-02-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2006-02-26 (Education)
- NEP-HEA-2006-02-26 (Health Economics)
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