AuthorsFernandez, Rosa M.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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Other TitlesGross Domestic Product and Health
AbstractThis piece looks at the relationship between health, development and economic growth, going beyond the traditional and incorrect use of GDP as a measure of welfare. The focus will be given to explain the relationship between investments in health and progress in development and growth. This will be done through the analysis of existing literature from health and economics disciplines, as well as the works (studies and reports) of international organisations. The contribution of this piece to the existing body of work will be the compilation of empirical evidence used as basis for policy recommendations. Specific areas that will be covered are the consideration of health as part of human capital, and the relationship between health and education, development and GDP.
CitationFernandez, R. M. (2019). Health and GDP. In Filho, W. L. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being. New York, US: Springer.
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