An alternative measure of Standard of Living : The Body Mass Index in Colombia

This paper assesses the standard of living using health-relatedoutcomes instead of income-based measures. We use the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a categorical variable to take into account how far people are from a normal range associated to a desirable quality of life. This is a proxy of the Standard...

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Autores Principales: Gamboa Niño, Luis Fernando, Forero Ramírez, Nohora Yulieth
Otros Autores: Facultad de Economía
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2011
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Acceso en línea:http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/14410