A Dynamic and Static Measurement of Standard of Living in Colombia between 1997 and 2003

Revista de Economía del Rosario, Vol. 9, No. 2, December 2006

35 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2007

See all articles by Luis F. Gamboa

Luis F. Gamboa

Universidad del Rosario

José-Alberto Guerra

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Abstract

This document, static and dynamically, analyzes the changes in living conditions in Colombia between 1997 and 2003 by means of an alternative index which includes health aspects and the time spent in mobilization. These variables reduce the importance granted to physical capital in other indexes and increase the differences between rural and urban areas. This index provides new elements for discussion on health and transport policies.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: living conditions, welfare, capabilities, optimal scaling

JEL Classification: I31, C60, C42

Suggested Citation

Gamboa, Luis F. and Guerra, José Alberto, A Dynamic and Static Measurement of Standard of Living in Colombia between 1997 and 2003. Revista de Economía del Rosario, Vol. 9, No. 2, December 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=957351

Luis F. Gamboa (Contact Author)

Universidad del Rosario ( email )

Calle 12 No. 6-25
Bogota, DC
Colombia

José Alberto Guerra

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

Carrera 1a No. 18A-10
Santafe de Bogota, AA4976
Colombia

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