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Salardi, Paola (2007). "The Estimation of the Health Functioning Production Function for Brazil" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.
This paper aims to model and estimate the health functioning production function as a relation that conveys to what extent people are able to convert private and public resources into the achievement of the specific functioning “being healthy”. This conversion process is affected by a set of internal and external conversion factors identified by exogenous individual, social and environmental characteristics.