Socioeconomic Status and Health Care Utilization: A Study of the Effects of Low Income, Unemployment and Hours of Work on the Demand for Health Care in the E.U.

Athina Economou, Agelike Nikolaou, Ioannis Theodossiou

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to shed light on the individual socio-economic status (SES) and demographic determinants of the demand for health care in a cross-comparison study of nine E.U. countries. It focuses on the effects of the individual employment status on alternative indicators of demand for health care that constitutes a largely unexplored area. The evidence supports the existence of an employment status- demand for health care relationship although it varies with respect to the type of health care examined and the institutional and environmental settings of the countries utilised in the study.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for European Labour Market Research
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Publication series

NameUniversity of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series
No.15
Volume2007
ISSN (Print)0143-4543

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Economou, A., Nikolaou, A., & Theodossiou, I. (2007). Socioeconomic Status and Health Care Utilization: A Study of the Effects of Low Income, Unemployment and Hours of Work on the Demand for Health Care in the E.U. (University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series; Vol. 2007, No. 15). Centre for European Labour Market Research. http://hdl.handle.net/2164/127