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Measuring the effect of health insurance companies on the quality of healthcare systems with kernel and parametric regressions

Galina Besstremyannaya

Applied Econometrics, 2015, vol. 38, issue 2, 3-20

Abstract: The paper applies parametric and kernel regressions to study the impact of private health insurers on quality related outcomes of social health insurance in Russian regions: infant mortality, maternal mortality and mortality under five years of age. The extended model captures endogeneity by employing an instrumental variable approach. The non-parametric model uses kernel regressions. The results reveal that the positive impact of private insurers is explained by regional institutional reforms.

Keywords: kernel regression; instrumental variables; social health insurance; infant mortality. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G22 I10 I18 R22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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