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Measuring the effect of health insurance companies on the quality of healthcare systems with kernel and parametric regressions

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  • Besstremyannaya, Galina

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The paper applies parametric and kernel regressions to study the impact of private health insurers on quality related outcomes of social health insurance in Russian regions: infant mortality, maternal mortality and mortality under five years of age. The extended model captures endogeneity by employing an instrumental variable approach. The non-parametric model uses kernel regressions. The results reveal that the positive impact of private insurers is explained by regional institutional reforms.

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  • Besstremyannaya, Galina, 2015. "Measuring the effect of health insurance companies on the quality of healthcare systems with kernel and parametric regressions," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 38(2), pages 3-20.
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    Keywords

    kernel regression; instrumental variables; social health insurance; infant mortality.;

    JEL classification:

    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • R22 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other Demand

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