The first general objective of this thesis is to examine if reliance on tests of consumption insurance may be misleading, in particular, when it comes to ill-health.
It approaches this by examining whether ill-health triggers different coping responses compared to other shocks and by investigating the channels of impoverishment due to ill-health.

The second general objective of the thesis is to investigate the effectiveness and potential problems of (pilot) health insurance schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A.S. Bedi (Arjun Singh) , M. Dekker (Marleen) , R.A. Sparrow (Robert)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-WOTRO), grant number W07.45.103.00
ISS PhD Theses
This dissertation is part of the Research Programme of CERES, Research School of Resource Studies for Development.
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Debebe, Z.Y. (2015, December 3). Essays on the Economics of Health-Risk and Insurance. ISS PhD Theses. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from