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Mobile money and healthcare use: evidence from East Africa

Ahmed, Haseeb and Cowan, Benjamin (2019). Mobile money and healthcare use: evidence from East Africa. (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. NBER working papers ; 25669
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This paper uses a difference-in-difference framework to estimate the effects of mobile money transfer technology (MMT) on healthcare usage in the face of negative health shocks. We use survey data from 2013-16 with quarterly observations on about 1,600 households of 10 villages in the Kisumu region of Western Kenya. We find evidence that MMT, likely through greater ease of informal borrowing, helps households increase utilization of formal healthcare services in terms of visits to a clinic, consultation and medication expenditures in comparison with the nonusers of this technology

Authors/Creators:Ahmed, Haseeb and Cowan, Benjamin
Title:Mobile money and healthcare use: evidence from East Africa
Series Name/Journal:NBER working papers
Year of publishing :2019
Number:25669
Number of Pages:36
Publisher:National Bureau of Economic Research
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 303 Health Sciences > Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Keywords:economy, healthcare
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-101298
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-101298
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DOI10.3386/w25669
ID Code:16302
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:09 Jun 2020 06:54
Metadata Last Modified:28 Apr 2021 06:33

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