Journal of Scientific Papers

ECONOMICS & SOCIOLOGY


© CSR, 2008-2015
ISSN 2071-789X



Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


Strike Plagiarism

Partners
  • General Founder and Publisher:


    Centre of Sociological Research

  • Publishing Partners:

     
     
    University of Szczecin (Poland)


    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

     

     
     
    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations (Slovak Republic)



     
    University of Entrepreneurship and Law, (Czech Republic)

     

  • Membership:


    American Sociological Association


    European Sociological Association


    World Economics Association (WEA)

     


    CrossRef

     


DIVERSIFICATION OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES ON MEDICINES IN POLAND

Vol. 4, No 1a, 2011

 

Chapter 6.

 

DIVERSIFICATION OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES ON MEDICINES IN POLAND

 

Jadwiga Suchecka, Zofia Skrzypczak

 

Abstract. One can observe unequal access to health services in various parts of Poland and in various socio-economic groups. Elimination of differences in access to health services has been regarded as one of the primary objectives of the National Health Program for 2007-2015.

Statistical data coming from the reports of the Social Monitoring Council “Social Diagnosis. Conditions and quality of life of the Poles”, covering a period of 2000-2009, constitute a basis of the empirical analysis results presented in this paper. The data show household expenditure on medicines in various Polish voivodships (provinces)[1]. Another source of data is household budget survey, carried out every year by the Central Statistical Office (CSO), which estimates expenses on medicines in households from various socio-economic groups, using a representative sample of households, which includes all groups (employees, farmers, self-employed, retired, pensioners).

 

Keywords:health care, expenditure on medicines, spatial diversification, spatial dynamic, shift-share analysis.

 

JEL Classification: D12, I11, I18, H50.

 



[1] In Poland, data presented for regions, voivodsips, subregions, powiats and gminas correspond to levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes (NTS), compiled on the basis of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) obligatory in countries of the European Union. Voivodships (=provinces in EU) are units used here in the spatial analysis of private expenses on medicines.