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The income elasticity of health care spending in developing and developed countries

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  • Marwa Farag
  • A. NandaKumar
  • Stanley Wallack
  • Dominic Hodgkin
  • Gary Gaumer
  • Can Erbil

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  • Marwa Farag & A. NandaKumar & Stanley Wallack & Dominic Hodgkin & Gary Gaumer & Can Erbil, 2012. "The income elasticity of health care spending in developing and developed countries," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 145-162, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ijhcfe:v:12:y:2012:i:2:p:145-162
    DOI: 10.1007/s10754-012-9108-z
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    Income elasticity; Governance; Developing countries; I15; I18; F01; H51;
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    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health

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