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Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence

Amar A. Hamoudi; Jeffrey D. Sachs

Title:
Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence
Author(s):
Hamoudi, Amar A.
Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Date:
Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Earth Institute
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Series:
CID Working Paper
Part Number:
30
Publisher:
Center for International Development at Harvard University
Publisher Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Abstract:
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.
Subject(s):
Managerial economics
Economics
Public health
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Amar A. Hamoudi, Jeffrey D. Sachs, , Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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