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Summary and Policy Discussion

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587131
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0008
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Since human capital is the main driver of productivity and growth in knowledge-based economies, health should also matter for economic outcomes. In the context of rapid population ageing, the contribution of health for human capital and hence for growth potential could become even more important. This chapter tackles these issues by offering an integrated view of the relationships between, health spending, medical innovation, health status, growth, and welfare.

Keywords: ageing; productivity; life expectancy; health status; welfare; growth; knowledge-based economies

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Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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