Household health care expenditure and health services utilization decisions in Honduras
AuthorScheu, Linda L.
Health Sciences, Public Health.
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study utilizes national household income and expenditure data from Honduras, collected by the Honduran Central Bank in 1998--99, to examine two distinct health issues. First a tobit censored regression model is estimated to identify the variables that affect monthly household expenditures on health. This analysis is then used to examine income elasticities for health goods. Secondly, a nested bivariate probit model is used to study the socio-economic and demographic variables that influence a Honduran household's decision to seek health services attention when a household member is acutely ill and, consequently, how they then choose between public and private health services.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Agricultural and Resource Economics