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The Determinants of The Health Status in a Developing Country: results from the Colombian Case

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  • Juan Miguel Gallego

    () (Universite de Toulouse)

  • Manuel Ramírez Gómez

    () (Universidad del Rosario)

  • Carlos Sepúlveda

    () (Boston University)

Abstract

We find empirical evidence of the health determinants as a measure of health capital in a developing country after a deep reform of its health-care sector. we use the model of Grossman and take, besides individual and socioeconomic variables, institutional variables. Two surveys from 1997 and 2000, with a subjective (self-report) health status of the individuals, and information about health system affiliation type, were used. The estimation method is an order probit model. The results show an important connection of individual , institutional and socioeconomic variables with the health status. Although the access to medical care seems to strenght the inequities in health outcome, the purpose of the social security reform of affiliating the vulnerable population is met.

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  • Juan Miguel Gallego & Manuel Ramírez Gómez & Carlos Sepúlveda, 2005. "The Determinants of The Health Status in a Developing Country: results from the Colombian Case," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 63, pages 111-135, Julio-Dic.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2005:i:63:p:111-135
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    1. World Bank, 2009. "Colombia - Decentralization : Options and Incentives for Efficiency - Sector Annexes," World Bank Other Operational Studies 3097, The World Bank.
    2. Grupo GES, 2005. "Macroeconomía y salud en Colombia," OBSERVATORIO SEGURIDAD SOCIAL 003183, GRUPO DE ECONOMÍA DE LA SALUD.
    3. World Bank, 2009. "Colombia - Decentralization : Options and Incentives for Efficiency - Main Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 3096, The World Bank.
    4. Luis Miguel Tovar Cuevas & Fabio Alberto Arias Arbeláez, 2005. "Determinantes Del Estado De Salud De La Población Colombiana," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO-CIDSE 002323, UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE - CIDSE.
    5. Grupo de Economía de la Salud & Jairo Humberto Restrepo, 2005. "Macroeconomía y salud en Colombia," OBSERVATORIO SEGURIDAD SOCIAL 015590, GRUPO DE ECONOMÍA DE LA SALUD.
    6. Gustavo Adolfo García Cruz. & Luís Miguel Tovar Cuevas, 2006. "La Percepción del Estado de Salud: Una Mirada a las Regiones desde la Encuesta de Calidad de Vida 2003," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO-CIDSE 003972, UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE - CIDSE.
    7. Adriana Camacho & Emily Conover, 2008. "Effects of Subsidized Health Insurance on Newborn Health in Colombia," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 005007, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.

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    Keywords

    Demand for health; health production; developing countries; probit estimations;

    JEL classification:

    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs

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