Economic stability and health status: evidence from East Asia before and after the 1990s economic crisis.

@article{Hopkins2006EconomicSA,
  title={Economic stability and health status: evidence from East Asia before and after the 1990s economic crisis.},
  author={Sandra Hopkins},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={347-57}
}
The East Asian economies of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand suffered declines in their economic growth rates in 1997. The Indonesian and Thai government followed the World Bank prescription for adjustment, which included a cut-back in government spending at a time when there were significant job losses. Malaysia chose its own path to adjustment. Evidence presented in this paper shows that although the declines were short-lived that there was an impact on the health status measured by mortality… CONTINUE READING
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