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Health and Development

Vončina, Luka ; Kovačić, Luka

Erschienen in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 5: Management in Health Care Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers and Health Professionals, ed. Luka Kovačić, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-175-3
Herausgeber: Luka Kovačić, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj


Abstract:
Better health leads to faster economic growth which in turn, leads to healthier populations. Historical studies have shown that a substantial proportion of today's economic wealth can be attributed directly to past achievements in the health sphere. Health contributes to human capital through higher productivity, securing labour supply, through skills and the savings that become available for investment in physical and intellectual capital. Poor health negatively influences labour market productivity as measured by earnings and wages. At the same time, life expectancy increases with income across countries, but at a rate that becomes progressively lower as income increases due to diminishing health returns to income. However, the relationship between wealth and health is not as straightforward as was previously thought. Rather, it seems to be a more complex and multidimensional one and factors other than wealth exist that also influence the health of populations.


Beteiligte Einrichtung: Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften
DDC-Sachgruppe: Medizin und Gesundheit

Zitat-Vorschlag:
Vončina, Luka ; Kovačić, Luka  (2008)  Health and Development. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 5: Management in Health Care Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers and Health Professionals, ed. Luka Kovačić, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj 978-3-89918-175-3


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2009/2101



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