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A Covariance Structure Analysis of the Intrafamilial Effects of Well-Being: the Case of Antioquia (Colombia), 2003


  • Liliana María Gallego


This study suggests that children capabilities are influenced by family surroundings inducing household well-being in the functioning space of the household to influence health and education levels. The methodology applied in this study follows a Covariance Structure Model and analyzes the case of Antioquia (Colombia). The results suggest positive impacts of education and household well-being, affecting children’s education and health levels. This suggests that the State should encourage policies aimed at improving people’s well-being in order to increase freedom of opportunity.

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  • Liliana María Gallego, 2010. "A Covariance Structure Analysis of the Intrafamilial Effects of Well-Being: the Case of Antioquia (Colombia), 2003," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 72, pages 77-102.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2010:i:72:p:77-102

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    capability approach; children and young people; well being; Structural Equation Model (SEM);

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


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