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.
|Publisher||Centre for European Labour Market Research|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2007|
|Name||University of Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series|
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