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Zero-inflated endogenous count in censored model: effects of informal family care on formal health

Lee, Myoung-Jae; Kim, Young-Sook


If informal family health care is a substitute for formal health care, then there is a scope to reduce formal health care cost by promoting informal family health care. With the use of Korean data for the elderly, this paper estimates the effects of informal family health care on formal health care, where the former is measured by the number of caregivers and the latter is measured by the formal health care expenditure. This task, however, poses a number of difficulties. The first is that the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Economics
DOI: 10.1002/hec.2822


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