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04 Jul 13

Household's willingness to pay for health microinsurance and its impact on actual take-up: results from a field experiment in Senegal.

Authors: BONAN Jacopo, LEMAY-BOUCHER Philippe, TENIKUE Michel.

Abstract: In the region of Thies in Senegal community-based health insurance schemes(CBHI)have been present for years. And yet despite the benefits they offer, there remain low take-up rates. Our paper measures the willingness to pay (WTP) for CBHI premiums in such context. Our results highlight the role of income, wealth and risk preferences as determinants of WTP. We also provide an analysis of the predictive power of WTP on the actual take-up of insurance following our offering of membership to a sample of 360 households. WTP has a positive and significant impact on actual take-up.

Reference: BONAN Jacopo, LEMAY-BOUCHER Philippe, TENIKUE Michel. Household's willingness to pay for health microinsurance and its impact on actual take-up: results from a field experiment in Senegal. CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, Working Papers n°2013-15, 44 p.

Keywords:
Community-based health insurance,
Willingness to pay,
Africa,
Senegal

JEL: D10.

Linked publications
BONAN Jacopo, DAGNELIE Olivier, LEMAY-BOUCHER Philippe, TENIKUE Michel
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2012, Working Papers n°2012-03, 28 p.