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dc.contributor.authorHusain, Muhammad Jamien_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-14T14:04:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-14T14:04:19Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27921-
dc.description.abstractThe policies for better health, poverty reduction, and less inequality, throughout the world, require thorough understanding of both the processes and causal paths that underlie the intricate relationship between health and wealth (income). This is deemed difficult, contingent, and only partially understood. The adage 'health is wealth' is still, primarily, an intuitive proposition. A vast majority of researchers instead present theoretical and empirical arguments of the reverse proposition, i.e. 'wealth is health'. A recent strand of the literature, however, reflects changes in the perceptions: improvements of health and longevity are no longer viewed as a mere end- or by-product of economic development; but argued as one of the key determinants of, and therefore means to achieve, economic development and poverty reduction. Hence, better health does not have to wait for an improved economy; rather, measures to reduce the burden of disease, to give children healthy childhoods, to increase life expectancy etc. will in themselves contribute to creating richer economies. Drawing on the traditional and emerging perspectives on the health-income relationship, this literature review presents a non-exhaustive survey of existing methodological approaches and their results that are applied to track and measure how health influences economic outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) |cKielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aEconomics Discussion Papers|x2009-40en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife expectancyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordcausalityen_US
dc.titleContribution of health to economic development: a survey and overviewen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn60870251Xen_US
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwedp:200940-

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