By Sudhanshu Handa

ISBN-10: 0821340875

ISBN-13: 9780821340875

This paper explores the impression of six noncommunicable persistent illnesses (NCCDs) on Jamaicans' judgements to retire. utilizing the 1991 and 1992 Survey of dwelling stipulations database it examines the considerably adverse impression that NCCDs have on humans ultimate in employment. Chapters current findings that recommend the necessity to combine overall healthiness and hard work marketplace regulations; talk about healthiness transition and the hard work industry in Jamaica; provide info, samples, and well-being measures; offer an econometric version; study NCCDs in appreciate to gender and different social matters; and current sensitivity research at the impression of actual future health prestige on employment.

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Probit Estimates of Impact on Employment Status of Specific Chronic Diseases 25 Table 10. Probit Estimates of Male Employment Status with Rural Chronic Disease Effects 26 Table 11. Probit Estimates of Female Employment Status with Rural Chronic Disease Effects 27 Table 12. Probit Estimates of Male Employment Status With Age Interactions 27 Table 13. Probit Estimates of Female Employment Status With Age Interactions 27 Table 14. Impact of Presence of Any Chronic Disease on Probability of Employment by Tercile 28 Table 15.

9 7 The poor are defined as those falling in the bottom 30 percent of the per capita consumption distribution. 8 Secondary education in Jamaica begins at grade 7 and several levels are offered. The first level ends after grade 9. 9 The non-poor may report higher incidences of chronic disease if they are more likely to seek a preventive health checkup for example. Source: Jamaican Survey of Living Conditions, 1991 and 1992. Tables 2-4 indicate that there are indeed some differences in the incidence of at least some chronic diseases by gender, age, area of residence and socioeconomic status.

As in other Caribbean countries, Jamaica's crude birth and death rates have gradually declined, particularly since the 1970s, resulting in concurrent increases in the portion of the population older than 60 and declines in the portion aged 14 and below. 6 in Jamaica. 4 births per woman The decline in the death rate and increase in life expectancy is the result of aggressive expansion of primary health infrastructure in the 1970s. Life expectancy, infant mortality (14 per 1000 live births), and prevalence of under-5 malnutrition (7 percent) are significantly better than the means for middle income countries.

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