Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

9-2017

Abstract

We study the differential impacts of public and private sources of health spending on health outcomes using a triple difference approach. We find that private health spending has on average a higher health-promoting effect than public health spending. This result is robust with respect to the choice of outcome measure and covariates in the regression and driven primarily by the countries with ineffective governments. Once we restrict our sample to countries with effective governments, private health spending is no better than public health spending for improving the health outcome.

Keywords

Child mortality rate, Life expectancy at birth, Health spending, Governmenteffectiveness, Triple difference.

Discipline

Econometrics | Health Economics

Research Areas

Econometrics

First Page

1

Last Page

39

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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