Behind the decline

The Changing composition of private health insurance in Australia, 1983-1995

Deborah Schofield, Simon Fischer, Richard Percival

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Abstract

Since the early 1980s there has been a substantial decline in the proportion of Australian families with private health insurance. This paper examines the decline in private health insurance between 1983 and 1995. In particular, it focuses on the changes in the types of private health insurance held, and in the incomes, ages, family types and geographic regions of residence of the people with private health insurance. This paper also examines the impact of changes in the price of private health insurance across different income groups.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)0858896095
Publication statusPublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDiscussion paper (University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling)
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
No.18
ISSN (Print)1320-3398

Keywords

  • distribution
  • health
  • insurance
  • modelling
  • population
  • private
  • regional

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