The Determinants of The Health Status in a Developing Country: results from the Colombian Case
AbstractWe find empirical evidence of the health determinants as a measure of health capital in a developing country after a deep reform of its health-care sector. we use the model of Grossman and take, besides individual and socioeconomic variables, institutional variables. Two surveys from 1997 and 2000, with a subjective (self-report) health status of the individuals, and information about health system affiliation type, were used. The estimation method is an order probit model. The results show an important connection of individual , institutional and socioeconomic variables with the health status. Although the access to medical care seems to strenght the inequities in health outcome, the purpose of the social security reform of affiliating the vulnerable population is met.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.
Volume (Year): (2005)
Issue (Month): 63 (Julio-Diciembre)
Postal: Lecturas de Economía, Departamento de Economía, Calle 67, 53-108, Medellin 050010, Colombia.
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- Ramirez Manuel & Juan Miguel Gallego & Carlos Sepulveda, 2004. "The determinants of the health status in a developing country: results form the colombian case," BORRADORES DE INVESTIGACIÃN 003581, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
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