Household health care expenditure and health services utilization decisions in Honduras

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278809
Title:
Household health care expenditure and health services utilization decisions in Honduras
Author:
Scheu, Linda L.
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study utilizes national household income and expenditure data from Honduras, collected by the Honduran Central Bank in 1998--99, to examine two distinct health issues. First a tobit censored regression model is estimated to identify the variables that affect monthly household expenditures on health. This analysis is then used to examine income elasticities for health goods. Secondly, a nested bivariate probit model is used to study the socio-economic and demographic variables that influence a Honduran household's decision to seek health services attention when a household member is acutely ill and, consequently, how they then choose between public and private health services.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Economics, General.; Health Sciences, Public Health.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural and Resource Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Langworthy, Mark

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHousehold health care expenditure and health services utilization decisions in Hondurasen_US
dc.creatorScheu, Linda L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorScheu, Linda L.en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study utilizes national household income and expenditure data from Honduras, collected by the Honduran Central Bank in 1998--99, to examine two distinct health issues. First a tobit censored regression model is estimated to identify the variables that affect monthly household expenditures on health. This analysis is then used to examine income elasticities for health goods. Secondly, a nested bivariate probit model is used to study the socio-economic and demographic variables that influence a Honduran household's decision to seek health services attention when a household member is acutely ill and, consequently, how they then choose between public and private health services.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, General.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLangworthy, Marken_US
dc.identifier.proquest1414235en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44426471en_US
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