Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Expenditures and Public Prescription Drug Programs
AbstractCanadian household prescription drug expenditures are studied using different years of the Statistics Canada Family Expenditure Survey. Master files are used, expanding the number of available years and permitting provincial rather than regional identifiers. Nonparametric Engel curves are estimated. Difference-in-difference mean and 80th percentile regressions examine budget shares by low-income and high-income households before and after the introduction of provincial prescription drug programs. The evidence is consistent with the view that unlike senior prescription drug subsidies, nonsenior prescription drug subsidies are probably more redistributive than an equal-cost proportional income transfer.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 695.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Publication status: published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2005, 38(1), 128-148
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Other versions of this item:
- Sule Alan & Thomas F. Crossley & Paul Grootendorst & Michael R. Veall, 2002. "Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Expenditures and Public Prescription Drug Programs," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports, McMaster University 379, McMaster University.
- Sule Alan & Thomas F. Crossley & Paul Grootendorst & Michael R. Veall, 2002. "Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Expenditures and Public Prescription Drug Programs," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers, McMaster University 88, McMaster University.
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- J42 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2003-02-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2003-02-10 (Health Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2003-02-10 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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