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Evaluating the Impact of Catastrophic Health Payments on School Interruption: The case of Mexico

Hernandez Lagana, Maria Miguel LU (2014) EKHM52 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Catastrophic health disbursements produce numerous injuries in the families experiencing them. Increasing the level of impoverishment and reducing the expenditure on basic needs such as education, are expected to be the most disastrous consequences in which uncovered families may be involved. Through the use of a matching procedure and a diff-in-diff method, the impact of out-of-pocket health expenditures on school interruption is measured for the case of Mexico. Consistent with the theory and recent empirical evidence, the findings expose that households experiencing an unexpected health shocks with disturbing effects on financial stability, have a negative impact on youth living within the affected family to finish schooling on time.... (More)
Catastrophic health disbursements produce numerous injuries in the families experiencing them. Increasing the level of impoverishment and reducing the expenditure on basic needs such as education, are expected to be the most disastrous consequences in which uncovered families may be involved. Through the use of a matching procedure and a diff-in-diff method, the impact of out-of-pocket health expenditures on school interruption is measured for the case of Mexico. Consistent with the theory and recent empirical evidence, the findings expose that households experiencing an unexpected health shocks with disturbing effects on financial stability, have a negative impact on youth living within the affected family to finish schooling on time. Besides, it is found that initial endowments and parental background are determinant factors in the decision-making process when economic hardship is present. (Less)
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author
Hernandez Lagana, Maria Miguel LU
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organization
course
EKHM52 20141
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
catastrophic health payments, school interruption, initial endowments, Mexico
language
English
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4468824
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2014-06-19 09:19:06
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  abstract     = {Catastrophic health disbursements produce numerous injuries in the families experiencing them. Increasing the level of impoverishment and reducing the expenditure on basic needs such as education, are expected to be the most disastrous consequences in which uncovered families may be involved. Through the use of a matching procedure and a diff-in-diff method, the impact of out-of-pocket health expenditures on school interruption is measured for the case of Mexico. Consistent with the theory and recent empirical evidence, the findings expose that households experiencing an unexpected health shocks with disturbing effects on financial stability, have a negative impact on youth living within the affected family to finish schooling on time. Besides, it is found that initial endowments and parental background are determinant factors in the decision-making process when economic hardship is present.},
  author       = {Hernandez Lagana, Maria Miguel},
  keyword      = {catastrophic health payments,school interruption,initial endowments,Mexico},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Evaluating the Impact of Catastrophic Health Payments on School Interruption: The case of Mexico},
  year         = {2014},
}