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The income distributive implications of recent private health insurance policy reforms in Australia

Palangkaraya, Alfons and Yong, Jongsay and Webster, Elizabeth and Dawkins, Peter (2009) The income distributive implications of recent private health insurance policy reforms in Australia. The European Journal of Health Economics, 10 (2). pp. 135-148. ISSN 1618-7601

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Abstract

Between 1997-2000, the Australian government passed a number of private health insurance (PHI) policy reforms. The proportion of the population who had PHI as a result increased by 35 per cent. This study found that the reforms disproportionately favour high-income earners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23232, private health insurance, PHI, high-income earners, policy reforms, income distribution, tax subsidy
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Other
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 06:01
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 00:25
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8974
DOI: 10.1007/s10198-008-0111-8
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Citations in Scopus: 6 - View on Scopus

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