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Does education promote health? A case study of foodborne disease on Guam

Leon Taylor ()

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Abstract: In 1975, Guam stopped testing food workers for foodborne disease. Instead, it taught them how to avoid spreading disease to restaurant patrons. But this new policy did not much cut the rate of foodborne disease among patrons, suggests a statistical study. A major typhoon may have cut the disease rate more, perhaps by closing restaurants. [JEL I18, J28]

Keywords: foodborne disease; worker training (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
Date: 2001-04-10
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Note: Type of Document - Microsoft Word 2000; prepared on Compaq Presario 1200; to print on HP; pages: 13; figures: included
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