Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence
- Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence
- Hamoudi, Amar A.
Sachs, Jeffrey D.
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- Earth Institute
International and Public Affairs
Health Policy and Management
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- Center for International Development at Harvard University
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- Cambridge, Mass.
- The correlation between health and economic performance is extremely robust across communities and over time. Many factors exogenous to income play an important role in determining health status, including a number of geographical, environmental, and evolutionary factors. This suggests the existence of simultaneous impacts of health on wealth and wealth on health. Potential health impacts on national economic performance are explored, and some important unanswered questions are identified.
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- Amar A. Hamoudi, Jeffrey D. Sachs, 1999, Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:8171.