The implication of health insurance for child development and maternal nutrition: evidence from China

Abstract

We use the implementation of the new rural cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) in China to investigate the effect of health insurance on maternal nutrition and child health. Given the uneven roll-out of the NCMS across rural counties, we are able to deploy its implementation as a natural experiment in order to obviate problems of adverse selection that… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10198-015-0696-7

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