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Remittances and the household’s expenditures on health

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  • Valero-Gil, Jorge

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This paper considers the effect of remittances on the share of health expenditures to total household expenditure. The main purpose of this paper is to investigate whether remittances are especially targeted towards household’s health in Mexico. We use a Tobit model with random effects and find a statistically significant effect of remittances on the proportion of health expenditures for households that do not have access to employment’s medical insurance: Our results suggest that around 10% of changes in remittances are devoted to health expenditure.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9572.

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Keywords: Health expenditure; Remittances; Tobit; Health related consumption;

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  3. Bouoiyour, Jamal, 2013. "Les transferts des fonds des migrants marocains : Leviers de croissance et du développement
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  4. Ibrahim Sirkeci & Jeffrey H. Cohen & Dilip Ratha, 2012. "Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13092, October.
  5. Miftah, Amal & Bouoiyour, Jamal, 2014. "The effects of remittances on poverty and inequality: Evidence from rural southern Morocco," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/13287, Paris Dauphine University.
  6. Ratha, Dilip & Mohapatra, Sanket & Scheja, Elina, 2011. "Impact of migration on economic and social development : a review of evidence and emerging issues," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5558, The World Bank.
  7. Isabel Ruiz & Carlos Vargas-Silva, 2009. "Another Consequence of the Economic Crisis: A Decrease in Migrants’ Remittances," Working Papers 0907, Sam Houston State University, Department of Economics and International Business.
  8. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Susan Pozo, 2011. "New evidence on the role of remittances on healthcare expenditures by Mexican households," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 69-98, March.

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