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Interdependencies of Health, Education & Poverty in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey Using Demographic and Health Survey


  • Driouchi, Ahmed
  • Baijou, Ahmad


The interdependencies of health, education and poverty that are common knowledge to individuals are also present at the aggregate levels of countries and internationally. The assessment of these interdependencies is the central task of this research but based on the Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) of Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. The results attained through dependency tests and probit models, confirm the existence of major interdependencies at the levels of households. These findings support the need for accelerating and developing further integrated and transversal economic and social policies.

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  • Driouchi, Ahmed & Baijou, Ahmad, 2009. "Interdependencies of Health, Education & Poverty in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey Using Demographic and Health Survey," MPRA Paper 21409, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 Mar 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21409

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    Interdependencies; Health; Education; Poverty; Egypt; Turkey; Morocco.;

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    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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