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Economic consequences of maternal illness in rural Bangladesh

Abstract:

We use panel data on household consumption combined with information taken from the medical records of women who gave birth in health facilities to explore the economic consequences of maternal ill health, in the context of a rural population in Bangladesh. The findings suggest that there is a large reduction in household resources associated with maternal illness, driven almost entirely by spending on health care. In spite of this loss of resources, we find that households are able to fully ...

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10.1002/hec.1749

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Journal:
Health Economics (United Kingdom)
Volume:
21
Issue:
7
Pages:
796-810
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1099-1050
ISSN:
1057-9230
URN:
uuid:436c29d3-3164-49e4-9c4c-06f01e0d85c5
Source identifiers:
340300
Local pid:
pubs:340300

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