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Regional Inequity in Health Financing in Colombia 2008


  • Nelson Alvis Guzmán


  • Luis Alvis Estrada


  • Robinson Castro Ávila



This paper analyzes regional inequalities in the financing of social development, particularly related to the financing of health, with a view to making policy recommendations for the study period of 2002 to 2006. The population analysis consists of the departments grouped into regions (Caribbean, Central, Eastern, Pacifica, New Departments, Bogota and Antioquia). For the base criteria, the allocation of resources cited in Act 715 are used in the analysis. The study shows the consistency of allegations that expose the existence of serious inequities in funding for health in the Caribbean and Pacific region against the national average

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  • Nelson Alvis Guzmán & Luis Alvis Estrada & Robinson Castro Ávila, 2009. "Regional Inequity in Health Financing in Colombia 2008," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 71, pages 169-188.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2009:i:71:p:169-188

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    Inequity; Funding in Health; Unsatisfied Basic Needs;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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