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dc.coverage.spatial Guatemala es
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-30T13:04:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-30T03:00:00Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10915/3338
dc.description.abstract Establishing a causal relationship between health and productivity is not straightforward. On one hand, higher income individuals invest more in health: as their income grows, they invest in better diets and health care. On the other, if a worker is healthier and more energetic, then she will probably be more productive. This paper focuses on the second pathway and examines the effect of one dimension of health, height and body mass index (BMI), on wages. Data comes from a longitudinal study conducted in Guatemala, a low-income country, during 1969-1977 and followed-up in 2002-2004. The estimates suggest a very non-linear relationship between height, BMI and wages; however, the evidence is stronger for males than for females. While diminishing returns are operating at higher quantiles of the conditional wage distribution, increasing returns appear at lower quantiles, implying that height and BMI might have an increasing payoff for the poorer workers. en
dc.format.extent 35 p. es
dc.language en es
dc.title High quality nutrition in childhood and wages in early adulthood: a two step quantile regression approach from Guatemalan workers en
dc.type Tesis es
sedici.identifier.uri http://www.depeco.econo.unlp.edu.ar/maestria/tesis/047-tesis-calderon.pdf es
sedici.creator.person Calderón, María Cecilia es
sedici.subject.materias Ciencias Económicas es
sedici.subject.descriptores Calidad de vida es
sedici.subject.descriptores Economía es
sedici.subject.descriptores Ingresos de hogares es
sedici.subject.keyword health; height; BMI; wages; quantile en
sedici.description.fulltext true es
mods.originInfo.place Facultad de Ciencias Económicas es
sedici.subtype Tesis de maestria es
sedici.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
sedici.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
sedici.contributor.director Fernández, Gonzalo es
thesis.degree.name Magister en Economía es
thesis.degree.grantor Facultad de Ciencias Económicas es
sedici.date.exposure 2006
sedici2003.identifier ARG-UNLP-TPG-0000000647 es

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