Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia

"In this paper we explore race and ethnic health inequalities in Colombia. We first characterize the situation of Afro-Colombians and indigenous populations in Colombia. Second, we document racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access to health care using data from the Living Standar...

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Autores Principales: Bernal, Raquel, Cárdenas, Mauricio
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/11445/811
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spelling ir-11445-8112017-06-17T16:58:22Z Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia Bernal, Raquel Cárdenas, Mauricio Salud Desempeño de la Salud Raza "In this paper we explore race and ethnic health inequalities in Colombia. We first characterize the situation of Afro-Colombians and indigenous populations in Colombia. Second, we document racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access to health care using data from the Living Standards Survey and the evaluation of the Familias en Acción program. Third, we set up a statistical model that allows us to test whether some of the health inequalities that are observed still remain after controlling for a wide range of individual and household observed characteristics, including access to health care. The results indicate that most racial and ethnic disparities in health and access to health care disappear once we control for socioeconomic characteristics of individuals, employment status and characteristics of the job and geographic location among other things. Based on these findings we make some specific policy recommendations aimed at improving the status of racial minorities in Colombia." "In this paper we explore race and ethnic health inequalities in Colombia. We first characterize the situation of Afro-Colombians and indigenous populations in Colombia. Second, we document racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access to health care using data from the Living Standards Survey and the evaluation of the Familias en Acción program. Third, we set up a statistical model that allows us to test whether some of the health inequalities that are observed still remain after controlling for a wide range of individual and household observed characteristics, including access to health care. The results indicate that most racial and ethnic disparities in health and access to health care disappear once we control for socioeconomic characteristics of individuals, employment status and characteristics of the job and geographic location among other things. Based on these findings we make some specific policy recommendations aimed at improving the status of racial minorities in Colombia." H75 I11 J15 2015-12-19T00:02:36Z 2016-01-21T02:26:05Z 2017-04-17T20:27:50Z 2017-06-17T16:58:22Z 2015-12-19T00:02:36Z 2016-01-21T02:26:05Z 2017-04-17T20:27:50Z 2017-06-17T16:58:22Z 2005-01 http://hdl.handle.net/11445/811 Documentos de Trabajo (Working Papers). No. 29. Enero 2005 application/pdf
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topic Salud
Desempeño de la Salud
Raza
spellingShingle Salud
Desempeño de la Salud
Raza
Bernal, Raquel
Cárdenas, Mauricio
Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia
description "In this paper we explore race and ethnic health inequalities in Colombia. We first characterize the situation of Afro-Colombians and indigenous populations in Colombia. Second, we document racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access to health care using data from the Living Standards Survey and the evaluation of the Familias en Acción program. Third, we set up a statistical model that allows us to test whether some of the health inequalities that are observed still remain after controlling for a wide range of individual and household observed characteristics, including access to health care. The results indicate that most racial and ethnic disparities in health and access to health care disappear once we control for socioeconomic characteristics of individuals, employment status and characteristics of the job and geographic location among other things. Based on these findings we make some specific policy recommendations aimed at improving the status of racial minorities in Colombia."
author Bernal, Raquel
Cárdenas, Mauricio
author_facet Bernal, Raquel
Cárdenas, Mauricio
author_sort Bernal, Raquel
title Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia
title_short Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia
title_full Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia
title_fullStr Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia
title_full_unstemmed Race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in Colombia
title_sort race and ethnic inequality in health and health care in colombia
publishDate 2015
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