Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 September 2001
Keywords: public spending, child mortality, mortality rate, mortality rates, health status, births, Health Production, Welfare and Poverty: General,
This paper estimates the impact of public spending on the poor's health status in over 70 countries. It provides evidence that the poor have significantly worse health status than the rich and that they are more fa...