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dc.contributor.authorDrabo, Alassaneen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence. In the early stage of economic development, the gain from income growth could be cancelled or mitigated by environmental degradation through health (and other channels), and create a vicious circle in economic activity unlike in developed countries. This in turn could slow down economic convergence. We found through an econometric analysis that environmental degradation affects economic activity negatively and reduces the ability of poor countries to reach developed ones economically.en_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,34en_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmental qualityen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth indicatoren_US
dc.subject.keywordincome growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic convergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordspeed of convergenceen_US
dc.titleInterrelationships among health, environment quality, and economic activity: What consequences for economic convergence?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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