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Evaluating the Health Effects of Micro Health Insurance Placement: Evidence from Bangladesh

  • Hamid, Syed Abdul
  • Roberts, Jennifer
  • Mosley, Paul

Summary We 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 health status and these findings are potentially important for the expansion and replication of Micro Health Insurance.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 399-411

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