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Author Spence, Michael
Title Health and Growth
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2009
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Note Contents -- Preface -- Workshop Participants -- About the Editors and Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1 Health Investments and Economic Growth: Macroeconomic Evidence and Microeconomic Foundations -- 2 Health and Economic Growth: Policy Reports and the Making of Policy -- 3 Population Health and Economic Growth -- 4 Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth -- 5 Disease and Development: Evidence from Hookworm Eradication in the American South -- 6 Early Life Nutrition and Subsequent Education, Health, Wage, and Intergenerational Effects -- Index -- Figures -- 1.1 Health Improvements and the Advent of Barefoot Doctors in China -- 1.2 The Preston Curve, 2001 -- 1.3 Normalized Cross-Country Standard Deviations of Health and Income, 1960-2004 -- 1.4 Income Growth and Infant Mortality Rate Reductions in China and India, 1960-2000 -- 1.5 Cognitive or Schooling Deficits Associated with Moderate Stunting in Children Less Than Three Years Old from Six Longitudinal Studies -- 1.6 Returns to Different Levels of Education Based on Family Background -- 1.7 Returns to Different Levels of Education and Family Background -- 1.8 Absentee Rates among Health Workers in Select Countries, 1989-2003 -- 2.1 Tons of Ore Mined per Worker per Day, 1923 -- 2.2 Relationship between Output per Worker and Nutritional Status in Denmark -- 2.3 Growth Rate of Income per Capita, 1965-94 -- 2.4 Age-Adjusted Death Rate per 100,000 Population from Diabetes in Caribbean and North American Countries, 2000 -- 3.1 Income and Life Expectancy, 2005 -- 3.2 Population in Sub-Saharan Africa, by Age, 1960-2040 -- 3.3 Population in East Asia, by Age, 1950-2060 -- 4.1 Log Life Expectancy at Birth for Initially Rich, Middle-Income, and Poor Countries, Base Sample
4.2 Log GDP per Capita for Initially Rich, Middle-Income, and Poor Countries, Base Sample -- 4.3 Change in Log Life Expectancy and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Base Sample -- 4.4 Change in Log Life Expectancy and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 4.5 Change in Log Life Expectancy, 1900-40, and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Base Sample -- 4.6 Change in Log Life Expectancy, 1930-40, and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Base Sample -- 4.7 Change in Log of Population and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Base Sample -- 4.8 Change in Log of Total GDP and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Base Sample -- 4.9 Change in Log Life Expectancy at Age 20 and Change in Predicted Mortality, 1940-80, Base Sample -- 5.1 Hookworm Infection Rates Before and After Treatment at the State Level in Select Southern States and at the County Level in Alabama -- 5.2 Hookworm Eradication and School Attendance, 1870-1950 -- 5.3 Cohort-Specific Relationship between Income and Pre-eradication Hookworm -- Tables -- 2.1 Median Wealth by Self-Reported 1984 Health Status -- 2.2 Early Nutrition and Future Earnings -- 2.3 Possible Economic Burden from Diabetes and Hypertension in Caribbean Countries -- 3.1 Regional Time Trends in Adult Height, Infant Mortality, and Nutrition, 1961-85 -- 3.2 Annual Growth Rate of Per Capita Income, by Income per Capita and Infant Mortality Rate (1960), 1960-2000 -- 3.3 Prevalence of Preventable Neglected Diseases, by Region -- 4.1 Descriptive Statistics -- 4.2 Life Expectancy, Population, Births, and Percent of Population Under 20: OLS Estimates -- 4.3 Life Expectancy, GDP, GDP per Capita, and GDP per Working-Age Population: OLS Estimates -- 4.4 The Effect of Interventions on Disease Mortality: Zeroth Stage
4.5 Predicted Mortality and Life Expectancy: First-Stage Estimates -- 4.6 First-Stage Estimates: Mean Reversion and Robustness -- 4.7 Falsification Exercise and Reduced Forms -- 4.8 The Effect of Life Expectancy on Population, Total Births, and Population under Age 20: 2SLS Estimates -- 4.9 The Effect of Life Expectancy on GDP, GDP per Capita, and GDP per Working-Age Population: 2SLS Estimates -- 4.10 The Effect of Life Expectancy at Age 20 on Population, Total Births, GDP, and GDP per Capita: 2SLS and First-Stage Estimates -- 4A.1 Key Data for Base Sample -- 5.1 Summary Statistics -- 5.2 Hookworm and Human Capital: Basic Results -- 5.3 Hookworm and Human Capital: Sensitivity Tests and Results for Subgroups -- 5.4 Contemporaneous Effect on Adult Outcomes -- 5.5 Long-Term Follow-up Based on Intensity of Exposure to the Treatment Campaign -- 5.6 Exposure to RSC Versus Alternative Time-Series Relationships -- 6.1 Select Associations between Maternal and Infant Anthropometric Measures and Adult Outcomes -- 6.2 Effects of Exposure in the First Three Years of Childhood to Atole Relative to Fresco Nutritional Supplements on Guatemalan Adults Age 25-42 and on Their Offspring -- 6.3 Estimated Present Discounted Values of Seven Major Benefits of Moving One Infant from Low Birth Weight, at Different Discount Rates -- 6.4 Estimated Global Benefit-Cost Ratios for Opportunities Related to Hunger and Malnutrition -- 6.5 Project Rankings in 2004 Copenhagen Consensus
This book containes a series of "state of the art" essays on topics related to health and growth. The Commission on Growth and Development (CGD)--in preparing its own Growth Report--wished to take stock of the current state of knowledge and understanding of economic growth, and thus commissioned a series of essays on a range of thematic areas. One such area is health. The following questions are discussed in the book:Does investing in health raise economic growth? Can governments achieve rapid growth or high incomes without investing in health? What are the options and benefits of different analytic approaches to measuring the causal link between health and growth? Have medical advances influenced life expectancy levels? Do health investments lead to higher individual productivity? Why are investment in early childhood development and nutrition important? How do governments invest in improving health status? Why do all governments invest in health care services? Where should governments invest in health to improve the welfare and health status of the population? What are the pitfalls in public health care provision and finance? How can public investments raise health status and household productivity?
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Spence, Michael Health and Growth Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2009 9780821376591
Subject Medical economics.;Medical care -- Finance.;Public health administration
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Alt Author Lewis, Maureen A
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