Modeling the dynamics and spillovers of the health labor market : Evidence from China's provincial panel data

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Original languageEnglish
Article number333
Journal / PublicationSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number2
Online published28 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018



Health workforce misdistribution is a major challenge faced by almost all countries. A more profound understanding of the dynamics of the health labor market provides evidence for policy makers to balance health workforce distribution with solid evidence. However, one major deficit of existing theoretical and empirical studies is that they often ignore the intra-regional spillovers of the health labor market. This study builds a theoretical "supply-demand-spillover" model that considers both intra-regional supply and demand-side factors, and inter-regional spillovers, hence providing a theoretical reference point for further in-depth studies. Using spatial econometric panel models, the effect of all determinants and spillovers were empirically measured based on a Chinese panel data set, shedding light on health workforce policies in China.

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  • China, Health labor market, Health workforce, Health workforce distribution, Spatial econometric models, Spillovers, Supply and demand

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