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dc.contributor.authorApergis, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorChang, Tsangyao
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Christina
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Ragan
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-16T11:33:33Z
dc.date.available2019-01-16T11:33:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-12
dc.identifier.citationApergis, N. et al. (2017) ‘Convergence of health care expenditures across the US States: a reconsideration’, Social Indicators Research, 133(1), pp.303-316. Doi: 10.1007/s11205-016-13577en
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-016-13577
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623304
dc.description.abstractCurrent evidence on the convergence of health care expenditures across the US states into a single convergence club is non-existent. Against this backdrop, we use a modified panel unit root test that accounts for smooth structural changes, spanning the period of 1966–2009. The results illustrate that the ratio of the individual health care expenditures relative to the cross-sectional average is broken trend-stationary, not only in the aggregate panel, but also across all 50 US states. The findings also document that the evidence of convergence is possibly due to the convergence of personal disposable income across the US states.
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectHealth care expenditures Convergenceen
dc.subjectSequential panel selection methodologyen
dc.subjectFourier functionen
dc.subjectUnit root testsen
dc.titleConvergence of health care expenditures across the US States: a reconsideration.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0921
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Piraeusen
dc.contributor.departmentFeng Chia Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Pretoriaen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Indicators Researchen
dc.dateAccepted2016-05-12
dc.dateAccepted2016-05-12
dc.dateAccepted2016-05-12
dc.dateAccepted2016-05-12
html.description.abstractCurrent evidence on the convergence of health care expenditures across the US states into a single convergence club is non-existent. Against this backdrop, we use a modified panel unit root test that accounts for smooth structural changes, spanning the period of 1966–2009. The results illustrate that the ratio of the individual health care expenditures relative to the cross-sectional average is broken trend-stationary, not only in the aggregate panel, but also across all 50 US states. The findings also document that the evidence of convergence is possibly due to the convergence of personal disposable income across the US states.


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