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What Determines Local Expenditures on Mental Health Care in Sweden Really?

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  • Andersson, Linda

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    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

  • Henriksen, Anna

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    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

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    The objective of this paper is to analyze the determinants of local expenditures on mental health care in Sweden. We use a unique dataset that identifies the localities’ expenditures explicitly directed towards mental health care. Based on these data we find that there is increasing returns to scale in the provision of local mental health services in terms of population. However, it appears as if local policy variables, local earnings potential (economic opportunities), geographical area or other indicators that have been put forward in the debate, cannot explain the large variation in local expenditures on mental health care in

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    Paper provided by Örebro University, School of Business in its series Working Papers with number 2008:8.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: 25 Jun 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2008_008

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    Keywords: local expenditures; mental health care;

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