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Globalization and Health: Impact Pathways and Recent Evidence

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  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia
  • Stefano Rosignoli
  • Luca Tiberti

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The last two decades of the twentieth century recorded a slowdown in health gains and widespread increases in health inequality across and within countries. The paper explores the causes of such trends on the basis of five main mortality models. To do so, it regresses IMR/LEB on 15 determinants of health. The results underscore the negative health effects of the trends observed between 1980-2000, such as rising inequality, greater income volatility, declining health expenditure, increasing migration and so on.

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  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia & Stefano Rosignoli & Luca Tiberti, 2008. "Globalization and Health: Impact Pathways and Recent Evidence," WIDER Working Paper Series RP2008-74, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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