This thesis presents an empirical analysis on household-level inequality in catastrophic health expenditure in Vietnam. The study uses data from the Vietnam Household Living Standards Surveys 2008 and 2014. Health insurance was significantly associated with a higher risk of catastrophic health expenditure. Catastrophic health expenditure was more concentrated among the poor in the country, but the magnitude of this inequality improved between 2008 and 2014. Over this period, among the poor, being from an ethnic minority was the most important factor in reducing the concentration of catastrophic health expenditure.
|Award date||16 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|