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Health-Seeking Behaviour in the Reform Process for Rural Households: the Case of MWEA Division, Kirinyaga District, Kenya


  • Ngugi, R.


Cost sharing resulted in a drop in the use of public health facilities in Kenya. But, these facilities continued to take a high priority among otheralternatives when sickness befell. Shifts across the facilities indicated a search for health services that yielded utility equivalent to the fee charged, while demand for services across the alternative sources reflected complementarity in consumption.

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  • Ngugi, R., 1999. "Health-Seeking Behaviour in the Reform Process for Rural Households: the Case of MWEA Division, Kirinyaga District, Kenya," Papers 95, African Economic Research Consortium.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:afrirc:95

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    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa


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