Chapter 15: Health and the Economy, 3rd Ed.

GLOBAL HEALTH: DISEASES, PROGRAMS, SYSTEMS, AND POLICIES, pp. 757-814, M. Merson, R. Black, and A. Mills, eds., Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012

Posted: 31 Oct 2011 Last revised: 2 Oct 2017

See all articles by Jennifer Prah Ruger

Jennifer Prah Ruger

University of Pennsylvania - School of Social Policy & Practice; University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Dean T. Jamison

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

David E. Bloom

Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

David Canning

Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Date Written: October 31, 2011

Abstract

Health and healthcare systems interrelate with the economy in a number or ways, but the multiple causal mechanisms that define this relationship divide naturally into two categories. The first comprises the linkages between health and the growth rate and distribution of income. The second concerns the relationships among healthcare delivery institutions, health finance policies, and economic outcomes. The two major sections of this chapter follow this division of topics.

Keywords: health, health care systems, economy, economics

JEL Classification: I10, I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Prah Ruger, Jennifer and Jamison, Dean T. and Bloom, David E. and Canning, David, Chapter 15: Health and the Economy, 3rd Ed. (October 31, 2011). GLOBAL HEALTH: DISEASES, PROGRAMS, SYSTEMS, AND POLICIES, pp. 757-814, M. Merson, R. Black, and A. Mills, eds., Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1952056

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Dean T. Jamison

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David E. Bloom

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David Canning

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