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Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Household Well-Being


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Abul Naga, R. H. and Lamiraud, K., 2009. Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Household Well-Being. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Papers; 3/09)

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    Abstract

    According to the catastrophic health expenditure methodology a house- hold is in catastrophe if its health out-of-pocket budget share exceeds a critical threshold. We develop a conceptual framework for addressing three questions in relation to this methodology, namely: 1. Can a budget share be informative about the sign of a change in welfare? 2. Is there a positive association between a household�s poverty shortfall and its health out-of- pocket budget share? 3. Does an increase in population coverage of a health insurance scheme always result in a reduction of the prevalence of catastrophic expenditures?

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    Item Type Reports/Papers (Working Paper)
    CreatorsAbul Naga, R. H.and Lamiraud, K.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsperformance of health insurance schemes, poverty, catastrophic health expenditure, welfare change
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
    Research CentresBath Economics Research
    StatusUnpublished
    ID Code15975

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