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Nejat Anbarci and Mustafa Caglayan
''Do institutions, inequality and cultural differences affect cadaveric versus live-kidney harvesting?''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.1 )
This paper empirically investigates the role of institutions, income inequality, cultural differences and health expenditures on cadaveric versus total kidney transplants scrutinizing information gathered from 63 countries over the period 1998-2002. We show that improvements in income equality and the rule of law encourage cadaveric kidney transplants in low-income countries. We find that cultural differences affect the number of cadaveric kidney transplants both in low- and high-income countries.
Keywords: Cadaveric vs. live kidney transplants; inequality; rule of law; cultural differences
JEL: I1 - Health: General
D6 - Welfare Economics: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 14 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Jan 06 2010

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