Determitanants of public health expenditure: Some evidence from Indian states

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study examines the evolution of public health expenditure in India. A panel data model is used to explain the main factors which affect public health expenditure in the period 1971 to 1991. The empirical results show that the key determinants in the explanation of the regional health expenditure are real state per capita income and literacy rate, while other structural demand variables such as the proportion of the state population over age 60, population per primary health care center and population per doctor are statistically insignificant factors. An income elasticity of 0.47 implies that health care is not a luxury good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-857
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Fingerprint

Health expenditures
Public health
Factors
Primary health care
Per capita income
Proportion
India
Luxury goods
Healthcare
Doctors
Empirical results
Literacy
Income elasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

Cite this

Determitanants of public health expenditure : Some evidence from Indian states. / Rahman, Tauhidur.

In: Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 15, No. 11, 2008, p. 853-857.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8a2342782d8c48338db910d1ef3c1077,
title = "Determitanants of public health expenditure: Some evidence from Indian states",
abstract = "This study examines the evolution of public health expenditure in India. A panel data model is used to explain the main factors which affect public health expenditure in the period 1971 to 1991. The empirical results show that the key determinants in the explanation of the regional health expenditure are real state per capita income and literacy rate, while other structural demand variables such as the proportion of the state population over age 60, population per primary health care center and population per doctor are statistically insignificant factors. An income elasticity of 0.47 implies that health care is not a luxury good.",
author = "Tauhidur Rahman",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1080/13504850600770970",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "15",
pages = "853--857",
journal = "Applied Economics Letters",
issn = "1350-4851",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "11",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Determitanants of public health expenditure

T2 - Some evidence from Indian states

AU - Rahman, Tauhidur

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - This study examines the evolution of public health expenditure in India. A panel data model is used to explain the main factors which affect public health expenditure in the period 1971 to 1991. The empirical results show that the key determinants in the explanation of the regional health expenditure are real state per capita income and literacy rate, while other structural demand variables such as the proportion of the state population over age 60, population per primary health care center and population per doctor are statistically insignificant factors. An income elasticity of 0.47 implies that health care is not a luxury good.

AB - This study examines the evolution of public health expenditure in India. A panel data model is used to explain the main factors which affect public health expenditure in the period 1971 to 1991. The empirical results show that the key determinants in the explanation of the regional health expenditure are real state per capita income and literacy rate, while other structural demand variables such as the proportion of the state population over age 60, population per primary health care center and population per doctor are statistically insignificant factors. An income elasticity of 0.47 implies that health care is not a luxury good.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=52049126717&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=52049126717&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/13504850600770970

DO - 10.1080/13504850600770970

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:52049126717

VL - 15

SP - 853

EP - 857

JO - Applied Economics Letters

JF - Applied Economics Letters

SN - 1350-4851

IS - 11

ER -