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Les remises de fonds augmentent-elles la consommation de soins ?. Le cas du Tadjikistan


  • Sandra Pellet
  • Florence Jusot


Do remittances sent by migrants have an impact on their family?s consumption of health care in their country'By easing the budgetary constraint, these transfers should improve access to health care, particularly in systems with low public expenditure on health.?However, transfers can be suspected of being endogenous, as the need for care may prompt migrants to send more money.?This article examines the issue in the case of Tajikistan, where both high direct health expenditure and high migration dependence are observed.?It is based on data from the Tajikistan Living Standards Survey (2007).?The results show that transfers have a positive impact which is however heterogeneous according to the level of care consumption. Classification JEL?: I15, F22, D63.

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  • Sandra Pellet & Florence Jusot, 2018. "Les remises de fonds augmentent-elles la consommation de soins ?. Le cas du Tadjikistan," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 69(5), pages 805-847.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_695_0805

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    healthcare consumption; two-part model; quantile regression; migration; equity;

    JEL classification:

    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement


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