Evaluating the Health Effects of Micro Health Insurance Placement: Evidence from Bangladesh
AbstractWe examine the impact of micro health insurance placement on health awareness, healthcare utilization and health status of microcredit members in rural Bangladesh, using data from 329 households in the operating areas of Grameen Bank. The results are based on econometric analysis conditioned on placement of the scheme, and show that placement has a positive association with all of the outcomes. The results are statistically significant for health awareness and healthcare utilization, but not for heath status. Our study makes an important contribution to the literature as it provides evidence on the impact of MHI on a broad set of health outcomes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2010009.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
Date of revision: Apr 2010
Microcredit; Micro Health Insurance; Grameen Bank; Bangladesh;
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- Hamid, Syed Abdul & Roberts, Jennifer & Mosley, Paul, 2011. "Evaluating the Health Effects of Micro Health Insurance Placement: Evidence from Bangladesh," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 399-411, March.
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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- NEP-ALL-2010-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2010-05-29 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2010-05-29 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2010-05-29 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-MFD-2010-05-29 (Microfinance)
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