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Do institutions, inequality and cultural differences affect cadaveric versus live-kidney harvesting
journal contributionposted on 2010-01-06, 00:00 authored by M Caglayan, Nejat AnbarciNejat Anbarci
This paper empirically investigates the role of institutions, income inequality, cultural differences and health expenditures on cadaveric versus total kidney transplants scrutinizing information gathered from 63 countries over the period 1998-2002. We show that improvements in income equality and the rule of law encourage cadaveric kidney transplants in low-income countries. We find that cultural differences affect the number of cadaveric kidney transplants both in low- and high-income countries.