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Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence

Hamoudi, Amar A.; Sachs, Jeffrey D.

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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Academic Units
Earth Institute
Publisher
Center for International Development at Harvard University
Series
CID Working Paper, 30
Published Here
September 25, 2009
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