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Health and Economic Growth Findings and Policy Implications

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ISBN-10: 0262122766

ISBN-13: 9780262122764

Edition: 2007

Authors: Berta Rivera, Luis Currais, Guillem L�pez-Casasnovas

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Description:

While human capital is a clear determinant of economic growth, only recently has health's role in this process become a focus of serious academic inquiry. By marrying the separate fields of health economics and growth theory, this groundbreaking book explores the explicit mechanisms by which a population's individual and collective health status affects a nation's economic development and performance. International leaders from both fields have contributed original essays that employ theoretical and empirical perspectives on the relationship between health and economic growth, including the relevant interconnections with investment in education, family planning, and productivity.Each of the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Berta Rivera is Associate Professor of Economics at the University A Coru�a in Spain and Research Associate at the Center of Research in Economics and Health at Pompeu Fabra University.

Luis Currais is Associate Professor of Economics at the University A Coru�a in Spain and Research Associate at the Center of Research in Economics and Health at Pompeu Fabra University.

Guillem L�pez-Casasnovas is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center of Research in Economics and Health at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Role Health Plays in Economic Growth
Health, Human Capital, and Economic Growth
Health, Human Capital, and Economic Growth: A Schumpeterian Perspective
Health as a Principal Determinant of Economic Growth
Health's Contribution to Economic Growth in an Environment of Partially Endogenous Technical Progress
Macroeconomics, Development, and Health
On the Health-Poverty Trap
Human Development Traps and Economic Growth
Health, Education, and Economic Development
Nutrition, Malnutrition, and Economic Growth
Human Capital, Health, and Demography
On Epidemiologic and Economic Transitions: A Historical View
Economic Growth, Health, and Longevity in the Very Long Term: Facts and Mechanisms
Productivity, Labor Markets, and Health
Productive Benefits of Health: Evidence from Low-Income Countries
Individual Returns to Health in Brazil: A Quantile Regression Analysis
Quantity of Life and the Welfare Costs of AIDS
The Economic Cost of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reassessment
Profits and People: On the Incentives of Business to Get Involved in the Fight against AIDS
Conclusion
Contributors
Index