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Health Economics

Branch of economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value, and behavior in the production and consumption of health and healthcare. In broad terms, health economists study the functioning of healthcare systems and health-affecting behaviors such as smoking.

An Assessment of Domestic Financing for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Potential Gains and Fiscal Space

Submitted by jnovignon on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:58


Reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) remains an important public health objective. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), inadequate financial commitment continues to pose a major challenge to improving RMNCH outcomes. Understanding financing gains and potential fiscal space for RMNCH can therefore not be overemphasized.

Childhood mortality, intra-household bargaining power and fertility preferences among women in Ghana

Submitted by jnovignon on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:56


Continuing population growth could be detrimental for social and economic wellbeing. Understanding the factors that influence family planning decisions will be important for policy. This paper examines the effect of childhood mortality and women’s bargaining power on family planning decisions.

Socioeconomic inequalities in maternal health care utilization in Ghana

Submitted by jnovignon on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:47


Improving maternal and child health remains a public health priority in Ghana. Despite efforts made towards universal coverage, there are still challenges with access to and utilization of maternal health care. This study examined socioeconomic inequalities in maternal health care utilization related to pregnancy and identified factors that account for these inequalities.

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