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dc.contributor.authorKifmann, Mathiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoeder, Kerstinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T15:33:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T15:33:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65669-
dc.description.abstractPremium subsidies have been advocated as an alternative to social health insurance. These subsidies are paid if expenditure on health insurance exceeds a given share of income. In this paper, we examine whether this approach is superior to social insurance from a welfare perspective. We show that the results crucially depend on the correlation of health and productivity. For a positive correlation, we find that combining premium subsidies with social insurance is the optimal policy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aHCHE |cHamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|ahche Research Paper, Hamburg Center for Health Economics |x2011/01en_US
dc.subject.jelH21en_US
dc.subject.jelH51en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributive taxationen_US
dc.subject.keywordequityen_US
dc.subject.stwGesetzliche Krankenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwVersicherungsprämieen_US
dc.subject.stwSubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titlePremium subsidies and social insurance: Substitutes or complements?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn727576186en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hcherp:201101-

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