Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76167
Authors: 
Winkelmann, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0311
Abstract: 
This paper reports on a re-evaluation of the German health care reform of 1997. A previous evaluation found a limited effect of a 4.4 percent reduction of the number of doctor visits in a sample of pharmacy customers. The re-evaluation based on a representative household survey, the German Socio-Economic Panel, yields a much larger effect. The paper uses this case study to discuss the methods and benefits of modern techniques of program evaluation.
Subjects: 
co-payment
counter-factual
differences-in-differences
count data
Poisson regression
JEL: 
I11
I18
C25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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