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The Impact of Health Indicators on Economic Development and Social Wealth
The Impact of Health Indicators on Economic Development and Social Wealth

Author(s): Celia Dana Besciu, Armenia Androniceanu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: Health indicators; economic growth; health workers; management.
Summary/Abstract: Considering the researches of the scientific literature, that highlighted the strong connection between health, economics and the standards of living , the purpose of this paper is to identify to what extent the main indicators of health status have impact on long term economic growth. We used a sample of worldwide states, representing the data on which the analysis was conducted. Our research present the correlation between health work force density selected as independent variable and the dependent variables as: the number of infant deaths, life expectancy at birth, the increase of total revenues in GDP. The method used was linear estimation, both with simple regression and panel data model. The indicators were selected and processed from World Bank and World Health Organization data base. Our results confirm the research assumptions, regarding how the health work force density determine the decrease of infant mortality, an increase of life expectancy and the increase of total revenues in GDP. Health work force density plays the major role for the health system performance. We should reconsider the management of health system for a better coverage of people health needs, because the performance of human capital it is reflected subsequently in the economic competitiveness and social wealth.

  • Page Range: 92-102
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English