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The influence of migration on women’s access to and utilization of healthcare in the Gambia: an Augmented Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting analysis

The Gambia is the smallest country on the African continent, but it is experiencing significant flows of both internal and international migrants. However, there is a dearth of research examining whether migration has implications for the access to and utilization of healthcare. Hence, it is imperative to assess the country’s progress towards the UN’s sustainable goal 17, aiming to ensure healthy lives and to promote the well-being of all at all ages. During this working seminar, we will present the preliminary results of an empirical study intended to fill this gap. We examine the influence of both internal and international migration on women’s access to and utilization of healthcare using data from The Gambia 2019-20 Demographic and Health Survey. To account for the magnitude of confounding between the migration process and healthcare access we use an Augmented Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting approach.

Aline Vandenbroeck obtained a Master of Economics from Ghent
University in 2021 and will join the PhD in Health Policy & Administration at the University of Illinois Chicago in the Fall. She is currently completing a research internship at UNU-CRIS under the supervision of Dr. Ilse Ruyssen. Her research focuses on the linkages between migration and health in the Global South.

 

 

This seminar will be video recorded
General questions: charlotte.scheerens@ugent.be

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