Does Organic Agriculture Lead to Better Health among Organic and Conventional Farmers in Thailand? An Investigation of Health Expenditure among Organic and Conventional Farmers in Thailand

Published By: ADBI on eSS | Published Date: December, 22 , 2008

The study attempts to empirically examine whether the adoption of organic farming practices leads to better health. As a proxy for health status, a comparison of the health expenditure patterns of organic and conventional rice-farming households in North and Northeast Thailand is done. Using data from a 2006 household survey covering 626 households in eight provinces, we calculate catastrophic health expenditures as out-of-pocket (OOP) medical expenditures exceeding a specified percentage of the household budget. [ADBI WP 129].

Author(s): Sunantar Setboonsarng, Rouselle F. Lavado | Posted on: Jan 22, 2009 | Views(1619) | Download (439)


Member comments

Submit

No Comments yet! Be first one to initiate it!

For permission to reproduce this paper in any way, please contact the parent institution.
Creative Commons License