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Health and Economic Development: A Study on the Impact of National Rural Health Mission in Maharashtra

37 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2010  

Litul Baruah

Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics

Date Written: April 30, 2010

Abstract

The paper is an attempt to show the relationship between health and economic development. Health is a major constraint in the development of developing countries but health itself is constrained by under-development in other sectors of the economy. Though health is a necessity and investment in this sector should never be compromised, the paper shows that how investment in other sectors of the economy and some other aspects of health which are generally not taken into consideration, is crucial for a betterment of the health status of the developing nations. I have given a theoretical framework and presented a case study of National Health Mission performance in Maharashtra to show the mentioned relationship. The paper also shows the two way relationship between income and health status of an economy.

Keywords: Health, Economic Develoment

Suggested Citation

Baruah, Litul, Health and Economic Development: A Study on the Impact of National Rural Health Mission in Maharashtra (April 30, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1645789 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1645789

Litul Baruah (Contact Author)

Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics ( email )

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Pune, Maharashtra 411004
India

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