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
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. Retrieved from