Health as a Driving Economic Force [chapter]

Klaus-Dirk Henke, Karl Martin
2008 Policy Innovation for Health  
1. Starting point: the downsides of cost increases and the upsides of growth effects with regard to health 2. Theoretical considerations: health as a component of human capital 3. Overview of existing empirical evidence 4. Macroeconomics and Health 5. Expanding understanding of health: the first and the second sector for healthcare and health 6. Labour market implications 7. On the growth-related effects of health promoting Literature Executive Summary This chapter illustrates the contribution
more » ... hich could be made to realising the Lisbon Strategy of the European Union for growth and jobs by innovative healthcare policy favouring a preventive orientation of healthcare. The prevention and control of risk factors for chronic diseases, as well as their potential impact on the quality of human capital as a union of health and education, are discussed. Human capital refers to health and education both of the individual, and of the population as a whole.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-79876-9_4 fatcat:bt3hhbzrmzcktmfrp7i37npmy4