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dc.contributor.authorBhuiya, Mohammad Monzur Morshed
dc.contributor.authorKhanam, Rasheda
dc.contributor.authorRahman, Mohammad Mafizur
dc.contributor.authorNghiem, Hong Son
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T13:10:58Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T13:10:58Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0313-5926
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eap.2018.08.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/382110
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the extent to which participation in microfinance programs improves health service uses and health-seeking behaviour of participants. The study collects and analyses data from 439 households across 20 villages of four districts covered by three popular microfinance programs in Bangladesh. Our results suggest that participation in a microfinance program is positively associated with improvements in health services uses and health-seeking behaviour. Participation in microfinance programs is found to be associated with significant improvement in three health-related issues: antenatal care, diarrhoea remedial, and immunization. A positive association between participation in microfinance and other health service uses is also found with weak statistical evidence.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipTownsville Hospital and Health Service
dc.description.sponsorshipCommonwealth Department of Health
dc.description.sponsorshipGriffith University
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom9
dc.relation.ispartofpageto17
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEconomic Analysis and Policy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume60
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode149999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode14
dc.titleThe relationship between access to microfinance, health-seeking behaviour and health service uses: Evidence from Bangladesh
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Economic Society of Australia, Queensland. Published by Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorNghiem, Son H.


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