Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence
AbstractThe correlation between health and economic performance is extremely robust across communities and over time. Many factors exogenous to income play an important role in determining health status, including a number of geographical, environmental, and evolutionary factors. This suggests the existence of simultaneous impacts of health on wealth and wealth on health. Potential health impacts on national economic performance are explored, and some important unanswered questions are identified.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Chicago - Graduate School of Business in its series Papers with number 30.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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HEALTH ; ECONOMIC GROWTH ; HUMAN RESOURCES;
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- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
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