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Heterogeneous Credit Impacts of Healthcare Spending of the Poor in Peri-urban Areas, Vietnam: Quantile Treatment Effects Estimation

Tinh Doan, John Gibson () and Mark Holmes ()

Working Papers in Economics from University of Waikato

Abstract: Quantile Treatment Effects are estimated to study the impacts of household credit access on health spending by poor households in one District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. There are significant positive effects of credit on the health budget shares of households with low healthcare spending. In contrast, when an Average Treatment Effect is estimated, there is no discernible impact of credit access on health spending. Hence, typical approaches to studying heterogeneous credit impacts that only consider between group differences and not differences over the distribution of outcomes may miss some heterogeneity of interest to policymakers.

Keywords: credit; healthcare budget share; quantile treatment effects; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 9 pages
Date: 2011-02-18
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hea, nep-mfd and nep-tra
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