[Health Education impact in Dominican Republic and Hait]
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In this study we try to explore the concept of “health education” in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on “health education” and its relation with “Haiti and Dominican Republic”. The research also analyzes many aspects of “health education” and tries to gauge its effect on “Haiti and Dominican Republic”. Finally the research describes various factors which are responsible for “health education” and tries to describe the overall effect of “health education” on “Haiti and Dominican Republic”.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION3
Background of the study5
Research Aims and Objectives5
Rationale/ Nature of the study6
Limitations of the Study6
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW7
Haiti in Historical Context7
Unrest Throttles Haiti's Development7
The 2010 Earthquake9
Culture and Educational Development12
Judgments and Predictions14
Amendments towards Progress14
Threat occurring within the country15
The Human Development Index20
Overall aid bought to Haiti23
Health and Haiti25
Water and Sanitation26
Food and Hunger26
Plans on Education29
Attempts to intend education to Haitians32
Reputation in the global community33
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY36
Literature selection criteria36
CHAPTER 4: DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS38
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION42
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Health and learning outcomes have been the subject of many economic studies because of their intrinsic value as well as their impact on productivity in the economy. Different countries have different health and learning outcomes, indicating the need for country-level studies to try to understand the determinants of these outcomes in specific environments. This thesis consists of three essays on health and learning outcomes in two developing countries: Burkina Faso and Madagascar. The first experiment examines the relationship between mother's education and child health in Burkina Faso. Household survey data from the Burkina Faso 2007 survey of living standards is used. Endogeneity issues arise from the potential correlation between the errors terms in the mother's education association and the child health association.
To address this endogeneity problem, data from an education policy change that occurred in 1995 in Burkina Faso are used to construct instrument variables. The results show that mother's education positively and significantly affects child HAZ (strong significance) and WHZ (weak significance) in the OLS with fixed effects methods estimation. However, when instrumental variables estimation is used, the mother's education coefficient becomes negative and insignificant in the HAZ regression while it is positive and strongly significant in the WHZ regression. Turning to the pathways, household expenditures and mother's bargaining power are the suggested pathways through which mother's education affects child HAZ. The pathways results for WHZ are quite puzzling, negative for all three pathways investigated, income, health knowledge, and bargaining power, significant for income and bargaining ...