The Economic Impact of Non-communicable Diseases on Household Welfare in China - Dr Tianxin Pan

The rapidly rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in China affects the demand for healthcare services among households and threatens to create an increased financial burden on households, at a time when economic growth has been slowing down and traditional forms of inter-generational support are in decline. However, the design of effective policies to address household impacts of NCDs in China is hindered by a lack of high-quality work on the economic roots of NCDs, the impact of NCDs on households and economic gains that might result from policy action to address NCDs.

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