publication . Research . Part of book or chapter of book . 2006

Investing in Health for Economic Development: The Case of Mexico

Nora Lustig;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Helsinki: The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Abstract
Health is an asset with an intrinsic value as well as an instrumental value. Good health is a source of wellbeing and highly valued throughout the world. Health is not only the absence of illness, but capacity to develop a person’s potential. Health is also an important determinant of economic growth. Given the importance of health, both as a source of human welfare and a determinant of overall economic growth, the Popular Health Insurance (Seguro Popular) was first introduced in Mexico as a pilot programme by the federal government in 2001, becoming part of the formal legislation in 2003. This study looks at the current situation, and some of the early findings...
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free text keywords: I12, I18, H51, Gesundheit, Gesundheitspolitik, Wirtschaftswachstum, Armut, Mexiko, ddc:330, Health promotion, Social determinants of health, Economic growth, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Economics, Global health, Health care, business.industry, business, Health indicator, Health equity, Health policy
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publication . Research . Part of book or chapter of book . 2006

Investing in Health for Economic Development: The Case of Mexico

Nora Lustig;