Health Capital Provision and Human Capital Accumulation
No 2020/02, EUSP Department of Economics Working Paper Series from European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics
This article analyzes the effect of public policy intervention in the production of health capital on fertility, private investment in children's health and education and human capital accumulation. I have used a growth model with endogenous fertility, in which the usual parental trade-off between the quantity and quality of their children is augmented with an additional factor that affects childrenÕs human capital, which is health. I analyze the overall society-wide effect of public policy intervention and derive a condition that determines precisely whether public provision of free health services increases or decreases the average level of human capital in the society.
Keywords: fertility; health capital; human capital; growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D30 I12 J10 J13 J24 O10 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
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