Show simple item record

dc.creatorDoherty, Nikki Marie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T13:41:18Z
dc.date.available2020-05-22T13:41:18Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.wlu.edu/handle/11021/34752
dc.description.abstractTo reach equality in health outcomes, Nepal -- in concert with most developing countries -- has focused on the decentralization of healthcare. Although accessibility to health services is now relatively uniform, health deficits persist among marginalized groups. This study focuses on social identity, measured by caste, and examines how preferences for health services may systematically vary with group norms and status. This study finds that women in low-status castes consistently utilize less healthcare than women in high-status castes. Evidence shows that caste status can be as strong of a determinant to take-up as wealth. This relationship is, however, nuanced as its strength varies with specific caste affiliation. Additionally, this study finds that household agency does little to bolster women's care-seeking behavior in the presence of caste. Given its results, this thesis culminates with the question: does social vulnerability undermine current policy interventions?en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityNikki Doherty
dc.format.extent51 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Honors in Economicsen_US
dc.titleSocial Identity and the Take-Up of Healthcare: Exploring the Intersection of Caste, Gender, and Public Policy in Nepal (thesis)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderDoherty, Nikki Marie
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record