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Agua, salud y análisis costo/beneficio social
[Water, health and social cost/benefit analysis]


  • Ferro, Gustavo
  • Logares, Candelaria
  • Roitman, Mauricio


In this paper, it is shown the relationship between coverage in water and sanitation, and hydric disease’s incidence. There are synthesized the situations of the more affected regions and there are presented the Millennium Development Goals on the subject. Briefly, there are summarized the social cost/benefit analysis applicable to public projects, and it is studied the particular case of its application to the Millennium Development Goals in water and sanitation.

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  • Ferro, Gustavo & Logares, Candelaria & Roitman, Mauricio, 2009. "Agua, salud y análisis costo/beneficio social
    [Water, health and social cost/benefit analysis]
    ," MPRA Paper 16618, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16618

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    1. Gustavo Ferro & Carlos A. Romero & Ignacio Castiglione,, 2011. "Efficiency in Saving Infant Lives: the Influence of Water and Sanitation Coverage," Working Papers hal-00612956, HAL.

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    water; health; Millennium Development Goals;

    JEL classification:

    • L95 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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