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Health Insurance for the Poor in Informal Sector

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  • Siddhartha Sarkar

    () (Dinhata College, Dinhata 736135, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India.)

  • Siddhartha Sarkar

    (Department of Commerce, Dinhata College,)

Abstract

The realization that mere existence of health care facilities does not necessarily mean that they are readily accessible to the poorest section in the informal economy, tend to the evolution of a unique health insurance scheme, with contribution according to individual capacity. This paper examines several health insurance schemes catering to the informal sector as well as some critical issues with regard to extending health insurance coverage to poor households in general and those working in the informal sector in particular.

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  • Siddhartha Sarkar & Siddhartha Sarkar, 2007. "Health Insurance for the Poor in Informal Sector," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 1(2), pages 129-146, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:iih:journl:v:1:y:2007:i:2:p:129-146
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    Keywords

    Health Insurance Schemes; Health Care Facilities; Social Security; Informal Sector;

    JEL classification:

    • E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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