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The relationship between economic and health indicators in Rural Pakistan

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Drawing on a unique survey data for rural Pakistan, we investigate the relationship between economic and health indicators. The data elicits information on health in terms of number of doctor visits per household and uses income as indicator of their material welfare. We estimate the Poisson regression model for count data (i.e. number of doctor visits per household) which allows us to evaluate the impact of the material standards in different parts of the distribution. The overall effect is higher income reduces the number of doctor visits, because of higher standards of living and a better access to the private as well as efficient health care services. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

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  • Khadija Shams, 2015. "The relationship between economic and health indicators in Rural Pakistan," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 49(3), pages 1121-1134, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:qualqt:v:49:y:2015:i:3:p:1121-1134 DOI: 10.1007/s11135-014-0038-3
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