Work package 2

Coping with the financial risks associated with illness

The aims of this work package are

  1. To enrich empirical evidence on how households respond to the financial risks presented by illness and how they finance uninsured payments for health care in low and lower-middle income Asia.
  2. To identify the impact of financial risks associated with illness on household welfare in the short and long term.
  3. To determine whether uninsured health payments or lost earnings present the greatest risk associated with illness.