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Impacto de los cuidados Prenatales en el Peso al Nacer: El Caso del Uruguay

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  • Todd Jewell

    (Department of Economics University of North Texas)

  • Patricia Triunfo

    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Rafael Aguirre

    (Clínica Ginecotológica C, Facultad de Medicina Universidad de la República y Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell)

Abstract

Este estudio extiende la investigación sobre cuidado prenatal y peso al nacer a un país como Uruguay utilizando información del Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología y Desarrollo Humano. Estos datos son únicos, dado que representan a mujeres en edad reproductiva de bajos recursos y que tienen un hijo en un centro hospitalario que provee cuidados prenatales y obstétricos en forma gratuita. El trabajo encuentra un efecto positivo en el incremento del cuidado prenatal sobre el peso al nacer, siendo similar el efecto marginal al encontrado en estudios para Estados Unidos. Más aún, el incremento en el cuidado prenatal tiene un impacto mucho más grande en bajos niveles de uso. Por lo tanto, en presencia de cuidados prenatales gratuitos, políticas que incrementen el uso de cuidados prenatales incrementarían la salud del niño, medida a través del peso al nacer. A su vez, los resultados muestran la importancia de la aplicación de metodologías de estimación que permitan medir dicho impacto, controlando por

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 0704.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:0704

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Cited by:
  1. Marcelo Bérgolo & Martín Leites & Gonzalo Salas, 2006. "Privaciones nutricionales : su vínculo con la pobreza y el ingreso monetario," Documentos de Trabajo basados en Monografías (students working papers) 06-03, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
  2. Todd Jewell & Patricia Triunfo & Rafael Aguirre, 2004. "Los Factores de Riesgo y el Peso al Nacer en el Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1304, Department of Economics - dECON.

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