Thesis / Dissertation

The Economic Impact of Non-communicable Diseases on Household Welfare in China

Tianxin Pan, Peter Annear (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction The rapidly rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in China affects the demand for healthcare services among households and threatens to create an increased financial burden on households, at a time when economic growth has been slowing down and traditional forms of inter-generational support are in decline. However, the design of effective policies to address household impacts of NCDs in China is hindered by a lack of high-quality work on the economic roots of NCDs, the impact of NCDs on households and economic gains that might result from policy action to address NCDs. This thesis aims to fill this gap by investigating the association between socio-economic charact..

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