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Does education promote health? A case study of foodborne disease on Guam

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In 1975, Guam stopped testing food workers for foodborne disease. Instead, it taught them how to avoid spreading disease to restaurant patrons. But this new policy did not much cut the rate of foodborne disease among patrons, suggests a statistical study. A major typhoon may have cut the disease rate more, perhaps by closing restaurants. [JEL I18, J28]

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  • Leon Taylor, 2001. "Does education promote health? A case study of foodborne disease on Guam," HEW 0103003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Robert J. Barro & Jong-Wha Lee, 1993. "Losers and Winners in Economic Growth," NBER Working Papers 4341, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    foodborne disease; worker training;

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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy

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