Human Development

Gender Differences in Health Investments: Evidence from Health Care Providers in India

  • Blog Post Date 01 March, 2013
  • IGC Research on India
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Rajshri Jayaraman

European School of Management and Technology

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Debraj Ray

New York University

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Shing-Yi Wang

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

A central feature of many developing countries is the presence of significant gender differentials in health outcomes. One potential factor which can account for this is that females seek treatment later than males. A contrasting hypothesis is that females receive differential care at the medical facility. This paper examines gender differentials in the seeking and treatment of eye care.

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