Dual practice by health workers : theory and evidence from Indonesia / Paula Gonzalez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Gabriel Montes-Rojas (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Sarmistha Pal (University of Surrey and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGonzales, Paula ; Montes-Rojas, Gabriel In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Pal, Sarmistha In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11038
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-139469 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Using a simple theoretical model we conjecture that dual practice may increase the number of patients seen but reduce hours spent at public facilities, if public physicians lack motivation and/or if their opportunity costs are very large. Using data from Indonesia, we then test these theoretical conjectures. Our identification strategy relies on a 1997 legislation necessitating health professionals to apply for license for private practice only after three years of graduation. Results using a difference-in-difference regression discontinuity design provides support to our conjectures, identifying the role of weak work discipline, lack of motivation and opportunity costs of public service provision.