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Leonardo Gasparini
 
''Assessing benefit-incidence results using decompositions. The case of health policy in Argentina.''
( 2006, Vol. 4 No.40 )
 
 
This paper discusses the use of aggregate and microeconometric decompositions to compare benefit-incidence results over time. Decompositions are applied to explore changes in targeting in health policies directed to pregnant women and children under 4 in Argentina. The results suggest that although health public programs are pro-poor, incidence changes in the period 1997-2001 were pro-rich due to at least two factors: a substantial reduction in the fertility rate of poor couples, and an increase in the use of public facilities by wealthier households, likely triggered by the economic crisis.
 
 
Keywords: Argentina
JEL: D6 - Welfare Economics: General
I1 - Health: General
 
Manuscript Received : Nov 22 2006 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 28 2006

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