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Ageing, Health, and ProductivityThe Economics of Increased Life Expectancy$
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Pietro Garibaldi, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, and Jan van Ours

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.001.0001

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Summary and Policy Discussion

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Ageing, Health, and Productivity

Brigitte Dormont

Joaquim Oliveira Martins

Florian Pelgrin

Marc Suhrcke

Oxford University Press

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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