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Sources of health financing and health outcomes: A panel data analysis

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  • Fujii, Tomoki

    () (School of Economics, Singapore Management University)

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We study the differential impacts of public and private sources of health spending on health outcomes using a triple difference approach. We find that private health spending has on average a higher health-promoting effect than public health spending. This result is robust with respect to the choice of outcome measure and covariates in the regression and driven primarily by the countries with ineffective governments. Once we restrict our sample to countries with effective governments, private health spending is no better than public health spending for improving the health outcome.

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  • Fujii, Tomoki, 2017. "Sources of health financing and health outcomes: A panel data analysis," Economics and Statistics Working Papers 13-2017, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:smuesw:2017_013
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      by Chris Sampson in The Academic Health Economists' Blog on 2018-08-27 11:00:25

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    Keywords

    Child mortality rate; Life expectancy at birth; Health spending; Government effectiveness; Triple difference;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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