Effect of democracy on health: ecological study

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Title: Effect of democracy on health: ecological study
Authors: Franco Giraldo, Álvaro | Álvarez-Dardet, Carlos | Ruiz-Cantero, María Teresa
Research Group/s: Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Democracy | Health
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: FRANCO GIRALDO, Álvaro; ÁLVAREZ-DARDET DÍAZ, Carlos; RUIZ CANTERO, María Teresa. "Effect of democracy on health: ecological study". BMJ. Vol. 329 (Dec. 2004). ISSN 0959-8146, pp. 1421-1423
Abstract: Can political regimes be singled out as a factor affecting health? Rating countries by the extent of their freedom is a useful proxy for measuring the effects of democracy on health related variables. Although the influence of democracy in preventing famines has been reported, there have been no empirical studies on the relation between the extent of freedom allowed by political regimes and the effect on a nation’s health. We explored the effect of democracy on life expectancy and maternal and infant mortality in most countries, taking into account a country’s wealth, its level of inequality, and the size of its public sector.
Sponsor: Centro de Estudios Mario Benedetti and Observatory of Public Policies and Health
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/3139
ISSN: 0959-8146
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.329.7480.1421
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: BMJ. http://www.bmj.com/
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7480.1421
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