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The impact of education on healthcare expenditure in China: quantity or quality

Wuhua Yao, Debu Gao and Pengfei Sheng ()

Applied Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 26, issue 14, 1192-1195

Abstract: With respects to the low level of the healthcare expenditure, China has been experiencing a rapid growth of the education. This article is designed to test the education quantity and the education quality on the healthcare expenditure and conducts China’s provincial data set over the period 2001–2016. The results suggest that the education quantity has no significant effect on the healthcare expenditure, while the education quality has a positive and significant effect. Thus, it is suggested that China’s expansion on education cannot maintain the quality, and is not conducive to the improvement of human capital in education and health.

Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2018.1542118

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