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Do doctors improve the health care of their parents? Evidence from admission lotteries

Elisabeth Artmann, Hessel Oosterbeek () and Bas van der Klaauw

No 14061, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: To assess the importance of limited access to medical expertise, we exploit admission lotteries to medical school in the Netherlands to estimate the causal effects of having a child who is a doctor on parents' health outcomes. We use data on health care use and mortality of parents of 22,000 lottery participants. Results reject that health outcomes of doctors' parents differ from those of non-doctors' parents. This suggests that easy, informal access to medical expertise is not an important driver of differences in health care use and mortality. This is consistent with institutions that provide equal health care for all.

Keywords: Health care use; Health inequality; Higher education; Intergenerational transmission; Medical information; Mortality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 H51 I11 I12 I14 I26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-10
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