Rural Pensions, Intra-Household Bargaining, and Elderly Medical Expenditure in the People’s Republic of China
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Results show that receiving pension payments increases outpatient care utilization and expenditures among ill elderly people. Pensions improve bargaining power for elderly people who live with their children or grandchildren. This enables elderly people to spend more on health care. However, pensions have no significant effect on medical expenditures of elderly people who live independently.
- The Impact of Pensions
- Bargaining with Whom?
- Robustness Analysis