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dc.contributor.authorKnowles, Stephenen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorOwen, P. Dorianen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:10Z
dc.date.copyright2008-12-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKnowles, S., & Owen, P. D. (2008). Which Institutions are Good for Your Health? The Deep Determinants of Comparative Cross-country Health Status (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 811). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/843en
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dc.description.abstractWe extend the literature on the deep determinants of economic development by focusing on life expectancy, instead of income per capita, as an indicator of economic development, and by examining the role of informal, as well as formal, institutions. Our empirical results suggest that formal and informal institutions are substitutes. Improving informal institutions has positive effects on life expectancy that are statistically significant for most countries and stronger than the effects of improving formal institutions. The gains from improving informal institutions are greatest for countries in which institutions are weakest. Geographical factors also help explain cross-country variation in life expectancy.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectLife expectancyen_NZ
dc.subjectdeep determinantsen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_NZ
dc.subjectgeographyen_NZ
dc.subjectHealthen_NZ
dc.subjectInstitutionsen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleWhich Institutions are Good for Your Health? The Deep Determinants of Comparative Cross-country Health Statusen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages39en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-05-18 21:20:54en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints899en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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