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Project Citation: 

Banerjee, Abhijit, Finkelstein, Amy, Hanna, Rema, Olken, Benjamin A., Ornaghi, Arianna, and Sumarto, Sudarno. Data and Code for: “The Challenges of Universal Health Insurance in Developing Countries:  Experimental Evidence from Indonesia’s National Health Insurance.” Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2021. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-08-26.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary To investigate barriers to universal health insurance in developing countries, we designed a randomized experiment involving about 6,000 households in Indonesia who are subject to a government health insurance program with a weakly enforced mandate. Time-limited subsidies increased enrollment and attracted lower-cost enrollees, in part by reducing the strategic timing of enrollment to correspond with health needs. Registration assistance also increased enrollment, but increased attempted enrollment much more, as over half of households who attempted to enroll did not successfully do so. These findings underscore how weak administrative capacity can create important challenges in developing countries for achieving widespread coverage.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Australian Department of Foreign Affairs; KOICA

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Health insurance; Indonesia; Randomized Control Trial
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      I13 Health Insurance, Public and Private
      O12 Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Indonesia
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 2015 – 2018
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 2015 – 2018
Universe:  View help for Universe Non-poor informal households without health insurance
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) program source code; survey data


Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Household

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