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Health Deprivation-A Gender-based Analysis


  • Suchitra S Kumar


This paper attempts to test whether women systematically get less health care than their male siblings in Mumbai. The data are drawn from a survey of 200 women and their male siblings. The regression models used explicitly take account of health care factors. The results show that there is no significant difference between the health expenditures made between men and women in a family.

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  • Suchitra S Kumar, 2012. "Health Deprivation-A Gender-based Analysis," Journal of Global Economy, Research Centre for Social Sciences,Mumbai, India, vol. 8(1), pages 53-62, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:jge:journl:816

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    Indian Economy; Development issues; gender discrimination;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination


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