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dc.contributor.advisorLu, Mingshan
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Jing
dc.date2020-06
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-07T18:03:44Z
dc.date.available2019-10-07T18:03:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-04
dc.identifier.citationJiang, J. (2019). Measuring Catastrophic Health Expenditure: Innovation and Validation (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/111146
dc.description.abstractThis research attempts to provide an innovative approach to measuring Catastrophic Health Expenditure (CHE) that captures the dynamics of household assets globally. CHE is a major cause that pushes households into poverty or forces households already in poverty into even deeper poverty. The study estimates how dynamically measured CHE affects a household’s assets by exploiting a panel dataset with a plethora of household financial information. The innovative approach is then validated by comparing the accuracies of future CHE incidence prediction, using the CHE indicators in the current period along with other household characteristics, fitted into a machine-learning classification algorithm.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectcatastrophic health expenditureen_US
dc.subjecthealth expenditureen_US
dc.subjecthealth insuranceen_US
dc.subjectpoverty alleviationen_US
dc.subjectillness-caused povertyen_US
dc.subjectmeasurements of CHEen_US
dc.subjectasset dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectinnovationen_US
dc.subjectvalidationen_US
dc.subjectmachine learningen_US
dc.subject.classificationEconomicsen_US
dc.titleMeasuring Catastrophic Health Expenditure: Innovation and Validationen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYuan, Lasheng
dc.contributor.committeememberSpackman, David Eldon
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.