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Measurement and Nature of Absolute Poverty in Least Development Countries

Massoud Karshenas

This paper provides new national accounts consistent poverty estimates for low-income countries. The paper compares the properties of the new estimates that are based on household survey means to existing ... read more


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Access to Healthcare, Utilization and Health Outcomes in Turkey

Burhan Can Karahasan and Firat Bilgel

This paper examines the link between healthcare access/utilization and health outcomes in Turkey within a spatial framework. Our initial set of findings highlight an overall duality in health indicators which ... read more


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Reforms and Physicians’ Status in Turkey: Distribution of OOP Health Expenditures for Physicians and Hospitals

Burçay Erus

Turkish health care reforms brought about significant changes regarding the way physicians practice. Dual-time practice, which was very common among public hospital physicians, was gradually banned. While public insurance coverage ... read more


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Self-Rated Health and Primary Care Utilization: Is Selection into Healthcare Endogenously Determined?

Firat Bilgel and Burhan Can Karahasan

This study assesses the causal effects of primary care utilization on subjective health status in Turkey using individual-level data from the 2012 Health Research Survey. Employing recursive bivariate models that ... read more


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Does Public Health Insurance Increase Maternal Health Care Utilization in Egypt

Ahmed Rashad, Mesbah Sharaf and Elhussien I. Mansour

We assess the impact of health insurance on the utilization of maternal health care services in Egypt. A propensity score matching is used to control for baseline differences in the ... read more


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Out of Pocket Health Expenditures in Turkey in the Aftermath of the Reforms: Impact of Co-payments on Expenditures and Use of Health Services

Burçay Erus

In 2002 Turkey started to implement reforms in health care aiming to ease access and increase efficiency. Reforms increased insurance coverage and resulted in higher number of outpatient and inpatient ... read more


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Out of Pocket Health Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

Reham Rizk and Hala Abou-Ali

This paper assesses the prevalence of out-of-pocket catastrophic health expenditure and pinpoints the factors associated with its risk in Egypt and Palestine. Data used in this research is obtained from ... read more


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The Link between Health Condition Costs and Standard of Living: A Structural Equation Modelling

Oznur Ozdamar and Eleftherios Giovanis

This study employs a Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to explore the health related costs using the Standard of Livings (SoL) approach in Turkey, employing data from the cross-sectional Household Budget ... read more


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Who Pays More: Public, Private, Both or None? The Effects of Health Insurance Schemes and Health Reforms on Out-of-Pocket and Catastrophic Health Expenditures in Turkey

Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar

This study explores the determinants and characteristics of the out-of-pocket to capacity to pay and catastrophic health expenditures in Turkey using a detailed micro-level survey, the Household Budget Survey during ... read more


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The Causal Effect of Education on Health Behaviors: Evidence From Turkey

Aysit Tansel and Deniz Karaoglan

This study provides causal effect of education on health behaviors in Turkey which is a middle income developing country.  Health Survey of the Turkish Statistical Institute for the years 2008, ... read more


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Socio-Economic Inequalities in Maternity Care Under Political Instability: Evidence From Egypt, Jordan and Yemen

Ahmed Rashad and Mesbah Sharaf

Medical care during pregnancy is crucial for protecting women from health risks during and after pregnancy, and has been consistently linked to better child health outcomes. Improving maternal health is ... read more


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Popular Grievances and Perceptions of Socioeconomic Conditions in the Arab Region Prior to the Uprisings

Melani Cammett and Nisreen Salti

In the wake of the Arab uprisings, analysts have advanced a range of hypotheses about the grievances that formed the backdrop to mass mobilization. To date, little empirical research examines ... read more


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The Economics of Healthcare in the ERF Region

Equity and efficiency of healthcare services are fundamental drivers of social justice and economic development. The MENA region has made remarkable progress in terms of expanding access to basic health ... read more


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Management of HAV in Countries under Conflict: Palestinian Case as a Cost – Consequences Analysis

Sufyan Daghra, Awad Mataria and Khalid Abu- Khalid

Abstract It is known that Hepatitis A is not a dangerous virus if individuals are infected by in early age, while it may be of high risk if individuals are infected after ... read more


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Huda Zurayk

Areas of Interest: Health Economics International Economics Education: Ph.D., Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1974 M.A., Statistics, Harvard University, 1966 Experience: Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, the American University of ... read more