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Coping with the economic consequences of ill health in Indonesia

Sparrow, Robert; van de Poel, Ellen; Hadiwidjaja, Gracia; Yumna, Athia; Warda, Nila; Suryahadi, Asep


We assess the economic risk of ill health for households in Indonesia and the role of informal coping strategies. Using household panel data from the Indonesian socio-economic household survey (Susenas) for 2003 and 2004, and applying fixed effects Poisson models, we find evidence of economic risk from illness through medical expenses. For the poor and the informal sector, ill health events impact negatively on income from wage labour, whereas for the non-poor and formal sector, it is income...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Economics
DOI: 10.1002/hec.2945


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