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The distributive fairness of out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in the Russian Federation

Citation

Paul, P. (2020). The distributive fairness of out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in the Russian Federation. Int J Health Econ Manag, 20(1), 13-40. PMCID: PMC7010690

Abstract

This article examines the effects of socioeconomic position and urban-rural settlement on the distribution of out-of-pocket expenditure (OPE) for health in the Russian Federation. Data comes from 2005 to 2016 waves of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey. Concentration index reflects changes in the distribution of OPE between the worse-off and the better-off Russians over a 12-year period. Finally, unconditional quantile regression-a recentred influence function approach estimates differential impacts of covariates along the distribution of OPE. OPE is concentrated amongst the better-off Russians in 2016. Urban settlements contribute to top end OPE distribution for the richest and town settlements, at the median for the richest and the poorest. Our model for the analysis is unique in the context of study population, as it marginalises the effect over the distributions of other covariates used in the model.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2020

Journal Title

Int J Health Econ Manag

Author(s)

Paul, P.

PMCID

PMC7010690