Health Insurance Demand and Health Risk Management in Rural China

by Yuansheng Jiang (Author)
©2004 Thesis XVII, 205 Pages


Good health is widely believed to be intimately associated with economic growth and development. A number of governments of developing countries have been combating poverty and boosting development through providing adequate access to health care. However, developing countries have been constrained by the limited governmental revenue. Thus, additional resources should be mobilized through appropriate instruments. Health insurance is a highly practical instrument. However, health insurance in rural areas is problematic and the demand for private health insurance and community-based health insurance scheme is inadequate. Taking China as an example, this study estimates the demand for health insurance and analyzes the health risk management of rural households.


XVII, 205
ISBN (Softcover)
Sichuan Gesundheitswesen Sichuan Province Rural residents Risk coping Health care Willingness to pay Extended family Krankenversicherung Rural cooperative medical sheme
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. XVII, 205 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Yuansheng Jiang (Author)

The Author: Yuansheng Jiang received his M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics in Sichuan Agricultural University, China. He has been an associate professor in money and banking and agricultural economics at Sichuan Agricultural University. His areas of research interests include health economics, household economics, agricultural economics, development economics and poverty and gender issues. At the beginning of 2004, the author obtained his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn.


Title: Health Insurance Demand and Health Risk Management in Rural China