On the Role of Health in the Economic and Demographic Dynamics of Brazil, 1980-1995
AbstractWe conduct an integral study of the effects of health on the economic and demographic dynamics of Brazil. Using probability of survival by age and gender groups as health indicator, we find a complex mosaic for the interaction of health with each of the principal aspects of the transition - namely income, net fertility, education, and female economic participation. The strongest effects of health on income occur through increased education, followed by increased productivity and finally by increased female participation. We also find that health slows the decrease of net fertility, except for high income groups, engendering a developmental vicious circle.
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Brazil; health; development; economic growth; demographic transition;
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- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- O54 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
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