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Earnings Effects Of Household Investment In Health In Colombia

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  • Ribero, R.

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This study considers the links between primary indicators of health and individual labor productivity in Colombia and explores how additional public expenditures on health may improve individuals' health. Sample statistics how that illness occurs more frequently for women than for men, for less educated than for more educated, for rural than urban residents, and for older individuals. The well educated are considerably taller than those without schooling (6 cm. for males and 4 cm. for females).

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  • Ribero, R., 2000. "Earnings Effects Of Household Investment In Health In Colombia," Papers 810, Yale - Economic Growth Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:yalegr:810
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    Keywords

    HEALTH ; INVESTMENTS ; PRODUCTIVITY ; HOUSEHOLD;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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