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 European Union

Athina Economou, Agelike Nikolaou, Ioannis Theodossiou*

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to shed light on the individual socioeconomic status and demographic determinants of the demand for health care in a cross-comparison study of nine European Union countries. It focuses on the effects of 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 healthcare relationship, although it varies with respect to the type of health care examined and the institutional and environmental settings of the countries utilized in the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-59
Number of pages20
JournalHealth Services Management Research
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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