This paper examines the potential effects of user fees on the demand for child health care across income groups.
A mixed/conditional logit model of provider choice is estimated using national data from the Philippines.
The model explicitly allows for price elasticity to be dependent upon income.
The results indicate that price plays a significant role in the demand for child health care and that medical care demand for poorer children is substantially more price sensitive than it is for richer children.
The notion that user fees are regressive is therefore supported.
Mots-clés Pascal : Demande, Accessibilité, Service santé, Soin, Enfant, Statut socioéconomique, Revenu individuel, Prix, Participation, Financement, Philippines, Système santé, Economie santé, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Demand, Accessibility, Health service, Care, Child, Socioeconomic status, Personal income, Price, Participation, Financing, Philippine Islands, Health system, Health economy, Human, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0378479
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.