Can Micro Health Insurance Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Bangladesh
AbstractThis paper examines the impact of micro health insurance on poverty reduction in rural areas of Bangladesh. The research is based on household level primary data collected from the operating areas of the Grameen Bank during 2006. A number of outcome measures relating to poverty status are considered; these include household income, stability of household income via food sufficiency and ownership of non-land assets, and also the probability of being above or below the poverty line. The results show that micro health insurance has a positive association with all of these indicators, and this is statistically significant and quantitatively important for food sufficiency.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2010001.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2010
Date of revision: Jan 2010
Microcredit; Micro Health Insurance; Poverty; Grameen Bank;
Other versions of this item:
- Syed Abdul Hamid & Jennifer Roberts & Paul Mosley, 2011. "Can Micro Health Insurance Reduce Poverty? Evidence From Bangladesh," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 78(1), pages 57-82, 03.
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2010-04-17 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-DEV-2010-04-17 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2010-04-17 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2010-04-17 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-MFD-2010-04-17 (Microfinance)
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