Date Published:
Jun 01, 2006
Category:
Discussion Papers
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Code:
DP 2006-22

The study proposes an alternative means to the present manner of identifying eligible Philhealth beneficiaries through the use of three criteria, namely: income, ownership of assets and socioeconomic characteristics, and electricity consumption. The information/data gathered in evaluating the criteria are sourced with the use of the community-based monitoring system (CBMS) approach. Given that many of the poor households may not have verifiable records/documents regarding the first criterion--income--the study recommends the adoption of a two-stage screening method using the other two criteria. Households are first classified on the basis of socioeconomic variables that are predictors of income-based poverty status. This is followed by a second stage screening based on electricity consumption for those who passed the first screening. The proposed methodology addresses the problem of undercoverage/exclusion of possible eligible beneficiaries from the program that is evident in the present manner of identifying beneficiaries.

Citations

This publication has been cited 3 times

In other Publications
  1. Barrios, Erniel B. and Christian D. Mina. 2009. Profiling poverty with multivariate adaptive regression splines. Discussion Papers DP 2009-29. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Barrios, Erniel B. and Christian D. Mina. 2013. Profiling poverty with multivariate adaptive regression splines. Philippine Journal of Development PJD 2010, 37, no. 2d. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  3. Jehu-Appiah, Caroline. 2010. Efficiency, equity and feasibility of strategies to identify the poor: An application to premium exemptions under National Health Insurance in Ghana. Health Policy, 95, nos. 2-3, 166-173. Elsevier.


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