Health and economic development-evidence from the introduction of public health care
Anthony Strittmatter () and
Uwe Sunde ()
Munich Reprints in Economics from University of Munich, Department of Economics
This paper investigates the causal effect of improvements in health on economic development using a long panel of European countries. Identification is based on the particular timing of the introduction of public health care systems in different countries, which is the random outcome of a political process. We document that the introduction of public health care systems had a significant immediate effect on health dynamics proxied by infant mortality and crude death rates. The findings suggest that health improvements had a positive effect on growth in income per capita and aggregate income.
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Published in Journal of Population Economics 4 26(2013): pp. 1549-1584
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Journal Article: Health and economic development—evidence from the introduction of public health care (2013)
Working Paper: Health and Economic Development: Evidence from the Introduction of Public Health Care (2011)
Working Paper: Health and Economic Development - Evidence from the Introduction of Public Health Care (2011)
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