Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries Country Report – Slovak Republic

by Vladimír Kvetan, Viliam Páleník
December, 2006

Over the last 15 years, dramatic changes have been underway in the Slovak Republic in terms of both the health of the population and healthcare provision. This study provides information and key findings on the morbidity, health status and utilisation of healthcare services in the Slovak Republic. In presenting the demographic picture in the country, … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries Country Report – Poland

by Stanisława Golinowska, Agnieszka Sowa
December, 2006

The objective of this report is to analyse the prevalence of good and poor health in Poland and the impact of self-assessed health on the use of health care services. Special attention is given to the impact of ageing on health status and the utilisation of health care. In addition, other social and economic factors … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries Country Report – Hungary

by Edit Remák, Robert I. Gal, Renáta Németh
December, 2006

Expenditure on medical treatment has tended to rise as a proportion of national income throughout the European Union. A particular concern is that with an ageing population and therefore the prospect of more elderly persons, the pressures on expenditure for health care will increase further. The Ageing, Health Status and Determinants of Health Expenditure (AHEAD) … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries, Country Report – Estonia

by Liis Rooväli
December, 2006

The report gives a brief overview of the demographic situation and recent trends in Estonia during the last 10 years. A current picture of the morbidity and health status of the population is presented, wherein the most important mortality and morbidity issues are discussed along with basic data concerning the Estonian health care system, its … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries, Country Report – Bulgaria

by Rossitsa Rangelova
December, 2006

Not unlike other countries in Europe, Bulgaria has been subject to the steady process of population ageing, partly owing to the well-established downward trend in birth rates over the last several decades. In the past 15 years, this trend has been accompanied by the consequences of rising emigration, which has primarily involved young and active … Continued

Tax and Benefit Reforms in a Model of Labour Market Transitions

by Michal Myck, Howard Reed
October, 2006

This paper presents a method for taking advantage of labour market transitions to identify the effects of financial incentives on employment decisions. The framework used is very flexible and by imposing few theoretical assumptions it allows us to extend the modelled sample relative to structural models. The authors take advantage of this flexibility to include … Continued