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Measuring the Burden of Disease and Returns to Education in Rural West Africa

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Book Series: Schriften des Rheinisch-Westfälischen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) ISBN: 9783428513284 Year: Volume: 71 Pages: 182 DOI: 10.3790/978-3-428-51328-4 Language: Englisch
Publisher: Duncker & Humblot
Subject: Economics
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The success of health economics and its guidance for health policy heavily rests on the availability of reliable empirical evidence on the demographic, economic, and epidemiological environment, on behavioral relationships, and on the impact of policy interventions. For Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the epidemiological situation is unclear, since comprehensive systems of mortality and health statistics are often absent.The economic analysis of health naturally places a special focus on the interrelation between health and economic well-being: the overall disease burden decreases when a country grows richer, and the share of communicable diseases decreases in the process of economic development, whereas the share of non-communicable diseases increases. In those parts of Sub-Saharan Africa that are mainly dominated by traditional subsistence farming, however, it is difficult to examine questions of income and health for simple fundamental reasons. A vital prerequisite for an empirical investigation is the thorough and accurate measurement of income. Yet, both the measurement of the burden of disease and the measurement of income are research tasks that are far from being fulfilled for Sub-Saharan Africa. A further issue that is related with economic well-being and health is education. For poor rural regions predominated by traditional subsistence farming it is far from clear whether investments in human capital are worthwhile.The present study addesses this research gap by producing empirical evidence on the measurement of the burden of disease, the structure of income, and returns to education in rural West Africa. Concretely it deals with the collection and analysis of mortality, morbidity, and socio-economic data in the Nouna Health District in the North-West of Burkina Faso. The study was accepted as a doctoral thesis at the University of Heidelberg. Earlier versions of some of its chapters have been published as working papers or in international journals.

Schulbildung für Mädchen im ländlichen Süden Malis : Analyse der sozialen und ökonomischen Voraussetzungen am Beispiel der Gemeinde Siby = Scolarisation des filles dans la région rurale au sud du Mali : analyse des conditions sociales et économiques en prenant l'exemple de la commune de Siby

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Book Series: Regionalwissenschaftliche Forschungen = Regional Science Research ISSN: 18631835 ISBN: 9783866447394 Year: Volume: 32 Pages: VIII, 106 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000024275 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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Die Voraussetzungen für Schulbildung von Mädchen im ländlichen Westafrika werden hinsichtlich Sozialstatus von Frauen und Investitionsverhalten einer Subsistenzgesellschaft basierend auf qualitativen und quantitativen Daten analysiert und an einem konkreten Beispiel beleuchtet. = Basées sur des données qualitatives et quantitatives, les conditions de scolarisation des filles en Afrique de l'ouest rural sont analysées par rapport au statut social des femmes et au comportement d'investissement d'une société de subsistance et illustrées par un exemple concret.

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839451168 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839451168 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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