Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23769

Title: Pure, white and deadly… expensive: A bitter sweetness in health care expenditure
Authors: Castro, Vitor
Keywords: Diabetes expenditure
Health care expenditure
Sugar availability
GMM estima
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: CASTRO, V., 2017. Pure, white and deadly… expensive: A bitter sweetness in health care expenditure. Health Economics, In Press.
Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of sugar availability/intake on diabetes expenditure and on total health care expenditure. Building this macroeconomic analysis upon the literature on the determinants of health care expenditure, we estimate a dynamic panel data model over a sample of 156 countries for the period 1995–2014. After controlling for the traditional determinants of health care spending, we find that an increase in sugar availability/intake leads to a significant rise in diabetes expenditure (per capita and per diabetic) and in the growth rate of total health care expenditure per capita. Moreover, we show that this causal relation is present in both developed and developing countries.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 15th Dec 2017.
Sponsor: This research was financially supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under the research grant SFRH/BSAB/113588/2015 (partially funded by COMPTE, QREN and FEDER).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1002/hec.3462
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23769
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.3462
ISSN: 1099-1050
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Economics)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Castro_sugar_hce_he_r1.pdfAccepted version576.06 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.