COHERE Working Paper
COHERE - Centre of Health Economics Research, University of Southern Denmark
The Danish Survey on Voluntary Health Insurance 2009
() and Kjeld Møller Pedersen
Abstract: The Danish Survey on Voluntary Health Insurance 2009 is a
cross sectional survey of the Danish population aged 18-75, and it is
undertaken by Professor Kjeld Møller Pedersen, Associate professor Jacob
Nielsen Arendt, and PhD student Astrid Kiil in collaboration with YouGov
Zapera Ltd. The purpose of the survey is to collect data which are suitable
for analysing the determinants for voluntary health insurance coverage and
various effects of being covered by this type of insurance. The data are
collected using an Internet-based questionnaire, which is distributed via
YouGov Zapera’s Denmark panel. Before it was sent out, the questionnaire
was subject to a preliminary pilot survey, expert reviews, and a final
pilot survey with n=106. In June 2009, a sample of 13246 respondents
selected in order to reflect the composition of the population with respect
to gender, age, and geography was invited to participate in the survey.
From this sample 5447 respondents answered the questionnaire completely,
corresponding to a response rate of 41%. The overall representativity of
the Danish Survey on Voluntary Health Insurance 2009 is reasonable.
Individuals with a low education level are, however, severely
Keywords: Survey; Health Insurance; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: G22; (follow links to similar papers)
88 pages, June 25, 2010
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