Le bénéfice de la santé. Un apport des théories de la croissance endogène
AbstractThis paper revisits the relationship between health and growth in light of modern endogenous growth theory. We propose a unified framework that encompasses the growth effects of both, the accumulation and the level of health. Based on cross-country regressions where we instrument for both variables, we find that a higher initial level and a higher rate of improvement in life expectancy both have a significantly positive impact on per capita GDP growth. JEL classification codes: E20, I10, O40, J11.
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Volume (Year): n° 112 (2010)
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health; life expectancy; mortality; economic development; economic growth; endogenous growth; instruments;
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- E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
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