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Theoretical And Methodological Aspects Concerning The Role And Implications Of The Population Health For The Sustainable Development


  • Maria POENARU

    () (Institute of National Economy)


Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic development. Higher levels of human development mean that people live longer and enjoy more healthy years of life. This paper tries to give an answer to the question why human health is a key component of a national strategy for sustainable development. For this, article presents different channels through which human health, on one hand, is an important factor of economic and environmental conditions, and on the other, human health and development are mutual reinforced. Also, what is the place of human health in the visions and actions for sustainable development at global and European levels.

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  • Maria POENARU, 2006. "Theoretical And Methodological Aspects Concerning The Role And Implications Of The Population Health For The Sustainable Development," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 23(2(32)), pages 49-66, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:tome:23:y:2006(xvi):i:2(32):p:49-66

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    health; sustainable development; Europe;

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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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