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

Jennifer Roberts, Paul Mosley () and Syed Abdul Hammid Hammid
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Paul Mosley: Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield

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No 2010009, Working Papers from The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics

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.

Keywords: Microcredit; Micro Health Insurance; Grameen Bank; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2010-04, Revised 2010-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-hea, nep-ias and nep-mfd
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