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Entangling the Economic impact of disease on Households in India

Srikanth Reddy Umenthala, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Worldwide there is an increase in the phenomena of health spending which is due to change in technology, demography, and change in health care services. Household can respond to prime age mortality and morbidity in different ways that is either by utilizing their formal insurance, from savings, or from government grants and borrowing. In order to understand this dynamics of adult illness and death effect on economic, earnings. We will consider household containing a member reporting an adult illness or death and compare their households with similar socio economic and demographic characteristics that don’t experienced adult illness or any child illness and deaths in the preceding year of the survey. To full fill this research question we will use the propensity score matching method for causal inference on employment for household that experienced adult illness and deaths. Using 75th NSS round. In the result we found that the households that experienced disease a greater hospital admission, lower workforce participation and higher hospital expenditure as compared to match households. Work force participation among household effected with disease are lower as compared to control households in the sample.

Keywords: Economic analysis, Econometrics

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  Presented in Session P7.