Health opportunities in Colombia

"According to the theory of equality of opportunity, inequality in final outcomes (e.g., monetary income) is mainly caused by two broad characteristics: circumstances and individual effort. Individuals have no control on the former but on the latter. Inequalities in final outcomes caused by cir...

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Autor Principal: Triviño, Andrés Felipe Rivera
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Universidad de Antioquia 2017
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22517
https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.le.n87a05
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spelling ir-10336-225172021-01-21T08:21:28Z Health opportunities in Colombia Triviño, Andrés Felipe Rivera Circumstances Colombia Equality of opportunity Health Individual effort "According to the theory of equality of opportunity, inequality in final outcomes (e.g., monetary income) is mainly caused by two broad characteristics: circumstances and individual effort. Individuals have no control on the former but on the latter. Inequalities in final outcomes caused by circumstances are considered unfair, while those generated by effort are not. In this paper, we calculate the level of unjust inequality in health in Colombia. A preliminary conclusion is that Colombia presents evidence of inequality of opportunities in health, which explains between 30% and 40% of total inequality in self-reported health status. Considering only observable circumstances, mother's health, household structure through childhood, and gender are individual characteristics that have considerable influence on this type of inequality. © 2017 Universidad de Antioquia. All rights reserved." 2017 2020-05-25T23:56:46Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22517 https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.le.n87a05 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Universidad de Antioquia instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Circumstances
Colombia
Equality of opportunity
Health
Individual effort
spellingShingle Circumstances
Colombia
Equality of opportunity
Health
Individual effort
Triviño, Andrés Felipe Rivera
Health opportunities in Colombia
description "According to the theory of equality of opportunity, inequality in final outcomes (e.g., monetary income) is mainly caused by two broad characteristics: circumstances and individual effort. Individuals have no control on the former but on the latter. Inequalities in final outcomes caused by circumstances are considered unfair, while those generated by effort are not. In this paper, we calculate the level of unjust inequality in health in Colombia. A preliminary conclusion is that Colombia presents evidence of inequality of opportunities in health, which explains between 30% and 40% of total inequality in self-reported health status. Considering only observable circumstances, mother's health, household structure through childhood, and gender are individual characteristics that have considerable influence on this type of inequality. © 2017 Universidad de Antioquia. All rights reserved."
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