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Impact of educational intervention on knowledge, attitude towards, and willingness to pay for micro health insurance among low-income informal workers in urban Bangladesh

About the Project

 
Project Name: Impact of educational intervention on knowledge, attitude towards, and willingness to pay for micro health insurance among low-income informal workers in urban Bangladesh
Type of Facility Project: Research grantee
Country of Operation: Bangladesh
Region: Asia and the Pacific
Sub Topics: Consumer education, Impact, Health
 

Project Description

Read the final research paper here.

With growing urban migration, the need for health security of labourers in the low-income informal sector is becoming more acute. Despite its potential, demand for health microinsurance is still latent. The aim of this project is to assess the impact of an educational intervention programme on knowledge, skills, attitudes, willingness to pay, and actual take up of existing health microinsurance products. The study focuses on Bangladeshi workers from manufacturing (garments), transport (rickshaw/human-driven tricycle pullers), wholesale and retail business (shopkeepers and related), and construction workers. 

Based on multiple regression analysis and experimental design, the combined results of the experiments indicate that the educational intervention has improved the knowledge and willingness to pay for health insurance among informal sector workers in Bangladesh.