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Marginal benefit incidence of public health spending: Evidence from Indonesian sub-national data

Kruse, Ioana; Pradhan, Menno; Sparrow, Robert


We examine the marginal effects of decentralized public health spending by incorporating estimates of behavioural responses to changes in health spending in benefit incidence analysis. The analysis is based on a panel dataset of 207 Indonesian districts over the period from 2001 to 2004. We show that district public health spending is largely driven by central government transfers, with an elasticity of around 0.9. We find a positive effect of public health spending on utilization of outpatient...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Health Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.09.003


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