The Distribution of Health Insurance in China, 1997-2006

Director: Susan E. Short
Research Theme: Development, Institutions and Demographic Change
Location: People's Republic of China

Short and H. Xu, PSTC graduate trainee, examine disparities in health insurance across rural and urban China over the 1997-2006 period. Despite similar levels of health insurance coverage in urban and rural areas by 2006, differences in outpatient and inpatient reimbursement rates suggest continued urban advantage.