Economic Growth, Longevity, and the Epidemiological Transition
AbstractThis paper integrates investments in health to a standard growth model where physical and human capital investments are the combined engines of growth. It shows the existence of two distinct health regimes separated by an 'Epidemiological Transition'. The various patterns of the transition identified in the epidemiological literature can be mapped into the model. The model also leads to the important hypothesis that the epidemiological transition may induce an economy to switch to a modern growth regime.
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- Olivier Morand, 2004. "Economic growth, longevity and the epidemiological transition," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer, vol. 5(2), pages 166-174, May.
- O0 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - General
- I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
- D9 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth
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- NEP-DEV-2002-10-18 (Development)
- NEP-DGE-2002-10-18 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-HEA-2002-10-18 (Health Economics)
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