This paper presents further international comparisons of progressivity of health care financing systems. The paper builds on the work of Wagstaff et al. [Wagstaff, A., van Doorslaer E., et al., 1992. Equity in the finance of health care: some international comparisons, Journal of Health Economics 11, pp. 361-387] but extends it in a number of directions: we modify the methodology used there and achieve a higher degree of cross-country comparability in variable definitions; we update and extend the cross- section of countries; and we present evidence on trends in financing mixes and progressivity.

Journal of Health Economics
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Wagstaff, A, van Doorslaer, E.K.A, van der Burg, H, Calonge, S, Christiansen, T, Citoni, G, … Winkelhake, O. (1999). Equity in the finance of health care: Some further international comparisons. Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 18, pp. 263–290). doi:10.1016/S0167-6296(98)00044-7