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El Valor Económico de Reducir las Tasas de Mortalidad: El Caso de Chile


  • Rodrigo Cerda

    () (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)

  • Arístides Torche

    () (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)


Este trabajo presenta una metodología para valorizar reducciones de tasas de mortalidad. El valor de la vida se mide a partir de un modelo en que las agentes eligen sus patrones de consumo y ocio óptimos enfrentando probabilidades exógenas de supervivencia. Las condiciones de primer orden, así como algunos supuestos simplificadores relacionados a la función de utilidad, nos permiten calibrar el modelo utilizando datos de la economía Chilena durante los años 90s. Finalmente, se cuantifican las ganancias económicas de reducir tasas de mortalidad.

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  • Rodrigo Cerda & Arístides Torche, 2005. "El Valor Económico de Reducir las Tasas de Mortalidad: El Caso de Chile," Documentos de Trabajo 281, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:doctra:281

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