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Unconditional Demand for Health Care in Cote d'Ivoire. Does Selection on Health Status Matter?

William Dow ()

Working Papers from World Bank - Living Standards Measurement

Abstract: Health care demand price elasticies are often estimated from samples conditioned to include only sike people. This paper shows that not only may such estimates be statistically biased, but even when properly estimated they can only be interpreted as short-run price responses.

Keywords: HEALTH CARE; DEMAND; ECONOMIC MODELS; MEDICAL COSTS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44 pages
Date: 1996
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