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ISSN: 2344 - 102X

ISSN-L: 2344 - 102X


Article from Volume 2, Number 2, Year 2014

Author(s): Mihaela Simona Galea
DOI: 10.4316/EJAFB.2014.222
Abstract: This paper aims to analyze health and its role in economic growth. Starting from these things we wonder if health can explain the difference in levels between countries and the growth rate of revenues? This question is of primary importance especially in the current debate regarding the cost and benefits of new health programs.Health is the result of complex interactions between our genetic, the environment in which we live in, the society to which belong and our lifestyle. Thus, health systems are not at the origin of our health, but they play a fundamental role: they help people maintain and improve their own health. Primarily, people with higher life expectancy are likely to save more and these savings turn into accumulated capital and therefore into GDP growth (Zhang and Lee 2008). Secondly, people with higher life expectancy are likely to invest more in education which in turn should facilitate economic growth.
Keywords: Growth, Investment, Health, Indicator.
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