Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163542
Authors: 
Bhalotra, Sonia R.
Rocha, Rudi
Soares, Rodigo R.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2016-16
Abstract: 
We investigate restructuring of the health system in Brazil motivated to operationalize universal health coverage. Using administrative data from multiple sources and an event study approach that exploits the staggered rollout of programmatic changes across municipalities, we find large reductions in maternal, foetal, neonatal and postneonatal mortality, and fertility. We document increased prenatal care visits, hospital births and other maternal and child hospitalization, which suggest that the survival gains were supply-driven. We find no improvement in the quality of births, which may be explained by endogenous shifts in the composition of births towards higher-risk births.
Subjects: 
family health program
health
primary care
inequality
access
Brazil
JEL: 
I12
I18
J10
J13
J24
O54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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