IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/hit/hitjec/v56y2015i2p155-175.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Revisit The Effect Of The Prenatal Medical Care Use On The Birth Outcome Of Newborn Baby

Author

Listed:
  • CHOI, YOUNG-EUN
  • HA, HYUNG-SERK
  • LIM, JAE-YOUNG
  • LEE, EUI-KYUNG

Abstract

The ambiguity of the effect of prenatal medical care on the health status of newborns may originate from the fact that individual decision-making of purchasing care is not fully considered, and this in turn may cause an endogeneity issue in the estimation process. This paper aims to empirically examine the effect of prenatal medical care by controlling the endogeneity issue in estimation process. We employed the Two Step Least Square method using appropriate instrumental variables. The estimation results suggest prenatal medical care use has a positive effect on birth outcomes. Additionally, the results were strengthened by performing a robustness test

Suggested Citation

  • Choi, Young-Eun & Ha, Hyung-Serk & Lim, Jae-Young & Lee, Eui-Kyung, 2015. "Revisit The Effect Of The Prenatal Medical Care Use On The Birth Outcome Of Newborn Baby," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 56(2), pages 155-175, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:hitjec:v:56:y:2015:i:2:p:155-175
    DOI: 10.15057/27603
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hermes-ir.lib.hit-u.ac.jp/rs/bitstream/10086/27603/1/HJeco0560201550.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Michael Grossman, 1972. "The Demand for Health: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number gros72-1, March.
    2. Warner, Geoffrey L, 1995. "Prenatal Care Demand and Birthweight Production of Black Mothers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 85(2), pages 132-137, May.
    3. James J. Heckman, 1976. "The Common Structure of Statistical Models of Truncation, Sample Selection and Limited Dependent Variables and a Simple Estimator for Such Models," NBER Chapters,in: Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 5, number 4, pages 475-492 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Lim, Jae-Young & Jo, Changik, 2009. "The Effect of Patient's Asymmetric Information Problem on Medical Care Utilization with Consideration of a Patient's Ex-ante Health Status," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 50(2), pages 37-58, December.
    5. Thomas G. McGuire & Mark V. Pauly, 1991. "Physician Response to Fee Changes with Multiple Payers," Papers 0015, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme.
    6. Grossman, Michael & Joyce, Theodore J, 1990. "Unobservables, Pregnancy Resolutions, and Birth Weight Production Functions in New York City," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(5), pages 983-1007, October.
    7. McGuire, Thomas G. & Pauly, Mark V., 1991. "Physician response to fee changes with multiple payers," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 385-410.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Hope Corman & Dhaval Dave & Nancy E. Reichman, 2018. "Evolution of the Infant Health Production Function," Southern Economic Journal, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 85(1), pages 6-47, July.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    birth outcome; prenatal medical care; endogeneity; instrumental variables;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hit:hitjec:v:56:y:2015:i:2:p:155-175. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Digital Resources Section, Hitotsubashi University Library). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/fehitjp.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.