Cadaveric Vs. Live-Donor Kidney Transplants: The Interaction Of Institutions And Inequality
Abstract“In 1991, the World Health Assembly approved a set of Guiding Principles which emphasize voluntary donation, non-commercialization and a preference for cadavers over living donors” (World Health Organization). We investigate whether factors such as inequality, rule of law and religion have any effect on the ratio of cadaveric transplants to all transplants. Using an unbalanced annual dataset from 64 countries over 1993-2004, we show particularly for developing countries that an improvement in equality and rule of law encourage cadaveric kidney transplants. Religion also plays an important role in that relationship.
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- Nejat Anbarci & Mustafa Caglayan, 2005. "Cadaveric vs. Live-Donor Kidney Transplants: The Interaction of Institutions and Inequality," Working Papers 0517, Florida International University, Department of Economics.
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