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Saúde e Saneamento no Brasil

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  • Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça
  • Ronaldo Seroa da Motta
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    It was significant the reduction of child mortality rate associated with waterbornediseases in Brazil in the last two decades. Applying an epidemiological model we wereable to identify that not only improvement in sanitation coverage as well as access toeducational and health services were responsible for such rate pattern. Based on oureconometric results we estimate how much each service expansion would cost to saveone single life by reducing the analyzed mortality rate. Our results indicate thatcontinuous access to education is by far the least cost alternative. However,prevention with sanitation services seems to match almost equivalent costs of thedefensive expenditures on health services.

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA in its series Discussion Papers with number 1081.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ipe:ipetds:1081

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    1. Therese Hindman Persson, 2002. "Welfare calculations in models of the demand for sanitation," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(12), pages 1509-1518.
    2. Leibowitz, Arleen & Friedman, Bernard, 1979. "Family Bequests and the Derived Demand for Health Inputs," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, Western Economic Association International, vol. 17(3), pages 419-34, July.
    3. Adolfo Sachsida & Paulo Roberto Amorim Loureiro & Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça, 2004. "Um Estudo Sobre Retorno em Escolaridade no Brasil," Revista Brasileira de Economia, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), vol. 58(2), pages 249-265, April.
    4. Denisard Alves & Walter Belluzzo, 2005. "Child Health and Infant Mortality in Brazil," Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 3187, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
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