Investigating household choice for health and life insurance
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|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Feb 2019|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
The objective of this article is to investigate the joint determination of household choice for health and life insurance. Using the 2008–2009 Consumer Expenditure Survey data, we model household choice for health and life insurance assuming households consider purchasing them to manage financial risks in their life, after accounting for household characteristics, insurance characteristics, health status, and disability status. The model allows assessing the impact of health insurance choice on the choice of life insurance and the correlation between these two choices. The result suggests that health insurance choice positively affects the choice of life insurance and these two choices are positively correlated indicating complementary nature of these insurances in the basket of households’ risk minimising goods.
- bivariate probit, financial risk, health insurance, Insurance, life insurance