|執筆者||Hang Thu Nguyen-Phung, Hai Le|
This study examines the effects of urbanization on household health expenditure. Using a unique bi-annually household-level dataset from 2012 – 2018 from Vietnam, we obtain key findings as follows. First, urbanization significantly reduces Vietnamese households’ inpatient and outpatient health expenses. Second, the self-treatment expenses of households increase as the process of urbanization advances. Our results survive several robustness checks. Furthermore, we propose different ways to explain these results, including health insurance expenses and household income.