Remittances and the household’s expenditures on health
AbstractThis 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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Date of creation: 24 Jun 2008
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Health expenditure; Remittances; Tobit; Health related consumption;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
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- NEP-ALL-2008-07-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2008-07-30 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2008-07-30 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2008-07-30 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2008-07-30 (Economics of Human Migration)
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