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La mortalidad y desnutrición infantil en La Guajira

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  • Jaime Bonet-Morón

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  • Lucas Wilfried Hahn-De-Castro

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Los fallecimientos de niños wayuu asociados a la desnutrición son motivo de preocupación nacional. El debate ha enfatizado el mal manejo de los recursos por los guajiros, pero la problemática se origina en múltiples factores de carácter estructural y coyuntural. Es importante revisar la realidad social y económica de La Guajira, cuyas características geográficas dificultan la seguridad alimentaria en el territorio. Este departamento posee condiciones geográficas que frenan la producción agrícola, tiene una población rural dispersa y un atraso histórico en las condiciones sanitarias y el acceso a agua potable. Es una economía de frontera que históricamente ha desarrollado intercambios con el Gran Caribe y Venezuela, con una baja integración a los circuitos económicos nacionales. A pesar de esta problemática, la definición de unas políticas de salud preventivas efectivas podrían contribuir a mitigar la situación. Estudiar todos estos factores permitiría definir soluciones integrales.

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  • Jaime Bonet-Morón & Lucas Wilfried Hahn-De-Castro, 2017. "La mortalidad y desnutrición infantil en La Guajira," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 255, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
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    Keywords

    La Guajira; mortalidad infantil; desnutrición;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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