ECON 276 - Health Economics in Developing Countries

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ECON 100 or 101. Preference to ECON majors during the first round of registration. Other majors are encouraged to add to the waiting list after registration re-opens for all class years. A survey of the major issues of health economics. with a focus on developing countries. Economic modeling of health-related issues, supply and demand of health, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, health goals, and policy alternatives. The relationship between health and education, including for example the links between maternal education and child health and child health and child schooling. Health and the labor market, including for example the relationship between adult health and labor-market outcomes and child labor and child health. Epidemiology: HIV/AIDS and worms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Selected case studies. Blunch.

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