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EAFITEscuelasEscuela de Economía y FinanzasEsc. de Economía y Finanzas / Bulletin NewsSeminario: Subsidized Health Care and Food Insecurity: Evidence from Colombia

Eventos / 19/02/2018

Subsidized Health Care and Food Insecurity: Evidence from Colombia

EXPOSITOR

Camilo Bohórquez, Ph.D. (c).

University of Minnesota

Fecha: lunes 19 de febrero de 2018
Hora: 2:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
Lugar: Bloque 29, aula 203, Universidad EAFIT

​​Abstract

In 1993, the Colombian government undertook a significant health care reform, in which a subsidized health care regime (SR) was created in order to increase coverage among the poorest population. Using data from the 2008 Colombian Living Standards Survey, I estimate the association between SR participation on a set of Foster-Greer-Thorbecke-like measures of food insecurity. Enrollment to the SR is not exogenous due to self-selection, discretionary policies that a affect eligibility, and manipulation of the assignment process due to electoral purposes. Thus, I use the proportion of lifetime the household head has resided in the current municipality as an instrumental variable. Taking the uninsured population as the comparison group, results show that participation in the SR is associated with a reduction of the probability of being food insecure and the food insecurity gap, but does not have any correlation with the severity of food insecurity. These results occur principally in rural areas.  

Acerca del expositor  

Camilo Bohórquez en candidato a Doctor en Economía Aplicada de la Universidad de Minnesota. Economista y Magíster en Economía de la Universidad de los Andes, Camilo concentra su investigación en política alimentaria, economía agrícola y econometría aplicada. Anteriormente ha trabajado para el Minnesota Population Center, el Banco Mundial y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

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