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dc.contributor.authorAmuedo-Dorantes, Catalinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPozo, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:05:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:05:34Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36035-
dc.description.abstractUsing Mexico's 2002 wave of the Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares (ENIGH), we find that international remittances raise health care expenditures. Approximately 6 pesos of every 100 peso increment in remittance income are spent on health. The sensitivity of health care expenditures to variations in the level of international remittances is almost three times greater than its responsiveness to changes in other sources of household income. Furthermore, health care expenditures are less responsive to remittance income among lower-income households. Since the lower responsiveness may be partially due to participation of lower-income households in public programs like PROGRESA (now called Oportunidades), we also analyze the impact of remittances by health care coverage. As expected, we find that households with some kind of health care coverage - either through their jobs or via participation in PROGRESA - spend less of remittance income increments on health care than households lacking any health care coverage. Hence, remittances may help equalize health care expenditures across households with and without health care coverage.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4617en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRemittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth careen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold expendituresen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleNew evidence on the role of remittances on health care expenditures by Mexican householdsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn617543798en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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