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Evaluating the Health Effects of Micro Health Insurance Placement: Evidence from Bangladesh

Hamid, S.A., Roberts, J. and Mosley, P. (2010) Evaluating the Health Effects of Micro Health Insurance Placement: Evidence from Bangladesh. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368

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Abstract

We examine the impact of micro health insurance placement on health awareness, healthcare utilization and health status of microcredit members in rural Bangladesh, using data from 329 households in the operating areas of Grameen Bank. The results are based on econometric analysis conditioned on placement of the scheme, and show that placement has a positive association with all of the outcomes. The results are statistically significant for health awareness and healthcare utilization, but not for heath status. Our study makes an important contribution to the literature as it provides evidence on the impact of MHI on a broad set of health outcomes.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: microcredit, micro health insurance, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 10:07
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 07:29
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2010009
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10777

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