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Book chapter

Autocratic Health versus Democratic Health: Different Outcomes Variables for Health as a Factor versus Health as a Right

P. 1-20.
Rosenberg D., Shvetsova O.
Editor of translation: M. Gallego, N. Schofield.

In this paper we argue that autocracies’ healthcare policy is a part of their economic policy and targets developing the labor force as a production factor. With the disaggregated data on mortality from specific diseases, we show that, other things equal, autocracies manage to deal relatively well with the diseases that “damage” the workforce, at the expense of other areas of health improvement. Democracies, in contrast, do not have such bias, and their policy priorities are less clear and depend on the preferences of their winning coalitions on the dimension of health.

In book

Springer, 2016.