Modelling socioeconomic and health determinants of health care use: A semiparametric approach


Maurer, Jürgen


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1540
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-15406
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2007
The title of a journal, publication series: MEA Discussion Papers
Volume: 145
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) (- 6/2011) (Börsch-Supan) (Börsch-Supan)
School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Subject headings (SWD): Gesundheitsökonomie , Bivariates Exponentialmodell , Sozioökonomisches System
Keywords (English): Semiparametric Methods , Health Care Utilisation
Abstract: This paper suggests bivariate semiparametric index models as a tool for modelling the interplay of socioeconomic and health characteristics in determining health care utilisation. These models allow for a fully nonparametric relationship between socioeconomic status, health care need and care utilisation. The only parametric restriction imposed is that multiple socioeconomic and health indicators can be aggregated into two distinct indices that measure the broader concepts of socioeconomic status and health care need, respectively. We demonstrate the usefulness of this class of models based on an illustrative empirical example. The estimations highlight complex interactions of socioeconomic status and health care need in determining care use, which may be difficult to grasp via standard parametric modelling approaches.

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