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Has the Demand and Supply-side Components of Janani Suraksha Yojana Augmented the Uptake of Maternal Health Care Services among Poor Women in India ? : An Application of Hybrid Matching Technique

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  • Tulasi Malini Maharatha

    (PhD Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai,)

  • Sumirtha Gandhi

    (Asst Professor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) Univeristy, Bengaluru)

  • Umakant Dash

    (Director, Institute of Rural Management, IRMA, Gujarat)

Abstract

Financial barriers pose significant and detrimental effects on the utilisation of maternal and child health care services. The Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) implemented in India provides an opportunity to explore if and how differential incentive patterns augment the utilisation of maternal health care services. This study aims to capture the impact of the demand side (DD), supply side (SS) component and integrated impact of demand and supply side (DS) of JSY on the utilisation of antenatal care services (ANC), facility-based delivery (FBD) and postnatal care services (PNC). National Family Health Survey (2015-16) was used and a novel hybrid matching technique was adopted to ascertain the effects of the program. The impact of the demand and supply side intervention varied across regions and maternal health care services. Compared to other regions, the performance of DD is notably high in north-east and northern regions. DD substantially influenced the utilisation of FBD, while SS and DS had greater influence on PNC.

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  • Tulasi Malini Maharatha & Sumirtha Gandhi & Umakant Dash, 2021. "Has the Demand and Supply-side Components of Janani Suraksha Yojana Augmented the Uptake of Maternal Health Care Services among Poor Women in India ? : An Application of Hybrid Matching Technique," BASE University Working Papers 08/2021, BASE University, Bengaluru, India.
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    Health Behavior; Public Health ; Impact Evaluation JEL Classification-I12; D04; I18;
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    • D04 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Policy: Formulation; Implementation; Evaluation
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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