IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Analysis Of Health Determinants On Economic Growth


  • Mihaela Simona GALEA

    () (West University of Timi?oara, Romania)


This paper aims to analyze health and its role in economic growth. Starting from these things we wonder if health can explain the difference in levels between countries and the growth rate of revenues? This question is of primary importance especially in the current debate regarding the cost and benefits of new health programs. Health is the result of complex interactions between our genetic, the environment in which we live in, the society to which belong and our lifestyle. Thus, health systems are not at the origin of our health, but they play a fundamental role: they help people maintain and improve their own health. Primarily, people with higher life expectancy are likely to save more and these savings turn into accumulated capital and therefore into GDP growth (Zhang and Lee 2008). Secondly, people with higher life expectancy are likely to invest more in education which in turn should facilitate economic growth.

Suggested Citation

  • Mihaela Simona GALEA, 2014. "Analysis Of Health Determinants On Economic Growth," European Journal of Accounting, Finance & Business, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, West University of Timisoara, Romania - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 2(2), pages 12-24, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:scm:ejafbu:v:2:y:2014:i:2:p:12-24

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:scm:ejafbu:v:2:y:2014:i:2:p:12-24. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Liviu Scutariu). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.