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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Income and Life Expectancy for Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Karina Temporelli
  • Valentina Viego

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This paper aims to determine the incidence of general living conditions on average longevity for Latin America and Caribbean countries during the period 1970-2005, based on panel data econometrics. The results suggest a positive but decreasing effect of income on life expectancy and a positive impact of workers’ education on the population’s average longevity. These findings indicate that to induce a permanent increase in life expectancy resources assigned to the health care system should be complemented with improvements in social infrastructure and habitat.

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Article provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 74 ()
Pages: 61-85

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Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2011:i:74:p:61-85

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Keywords: life expectancy; living conditions; health; income;

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