The lifetime distributional impact of government health outlays

Ann Harding*, Richard Percival, Deborah Schofield, Agnes Walker

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While there have been many studies of the annual redistributional impact of government health outlays, there do not appear to have been any lifetime studies in Australia. This study uses a dynamic cohort microsimulation model to examine the redistributive impact of government health outlays over the lifetime. The results suggest that government health outlays lead to redistribution over the entire lifetime from the affluent to the poorer, from those who have relatively short lives to those who have longer lives, from those without children to those with larger families, and from men to women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-379
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Economic Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


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