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Changing pattern of household expenditure on health and the role of public health insurance schemes for the poor in India: case of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

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Background: In order to protect the poor from health shocks, the Government of India launched Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) in 2008. The objectives of this study are: a) to assess the changes in the financial burden of health care on the poor population; b) to estimate the effects of RSBY in reducing the financial burden on the poor; and c) to examine the impact of RSBY on the labour supply of the poor.

Methods: The study is based on data from the National Sampl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Heaalth Economics Research Centre
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Public Health
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Funding agency for:
Anup Karan
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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