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Health Econ. 2010 Nov;19(11):1361-76. doi: 10.1002/hec.1557.

Effects of state-level public spending on health on the mortality probability in India.

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  • 1Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. mfarahan@hsph.harvard.edu

Abstract

This study uses the second National Family Health Survey of India to estimate the effect of state-level public health spending on mortality across all age groups, controlling for individual, household, and state-level covariates. We use a state's gross fiscal deficit as an instrument for its health spending. Our study shows a 10% increase in public spending on health in India decreases the average probability of death by about 2%, with effects mainly on the young, the elderly, and women. Other major factors affecting mortality are rural residence, household poverty, and access to toilet facilities.

Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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19937613
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