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Relationships of education and health in the context of economic development

  • Helena Vychová
  • Jan Mertl

This article focuses on common and different attributes of education and health from economic and social perspective. Education and health are not usually analyzed together so this could be considered to be an innovative approach. Article contains knowledge which reflects empirically known dependencies in the area of education and health determinants and relationships of education and health to human capital. It also emphasizes and argues for the importance of lifelong learning and availability of high-quality health care as economic development prerequisites. While the education and health is by its own nature bound to an individual and its investments, the question of equal chances to educate and consume health care is highly important in the modern society. Based on the identified attributes and relationships of education and health, the article shows their economic characteristic, social aspects and summarizes their importance for the economic development.

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Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Politická ekonomie.

Volume (Year): 2009 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 58-78

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Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2009:y:2009:i:1:id:670:p:58-78
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