Health and Economic Growth
David E. Bloom (),
Michael Kuhn and
Klaus Prettner ()
Additional contact information
David E. Bloom: Harvard University
No 11939, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
The positive cross-country correlation between health and economic growth is well-established, but the underlying mechanisms are complex and difficult to discern. Three issues are of central concern. First, assessing and disentangling causality between health and economic growth is empirically challenging. Second, the relation between health and economic growth changes over the process of economic development. Third, different dimensions of health (mortality vs. morbidity, children's and women's health, and health at older ages) may have different economic effects.
Keywords: economic well-being; economic development; poverty traps; productivity; health; longevity; living standards; neoclassical and R&D-based growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 J13 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-gro and nep-hea
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp11939
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().