Demographic methods and their application in the social and health sciences

M. Harvey Brenner

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Abstract

This chapter presents a model which attempts to delineate the beneficial as well as the detrimental aspects of economic growth as they tend to influence health. The long-term, and apparently beneficial, aspects of economic growth include growth in real per capita income and income distribution via welfare transfer payments, and educational level. The chapter is concerns the impact of industrialization and economic growth on the health of people in industrialized societies. A question of primary practical and scientific importance at the time concerns the role of economic development in health. This question bears not only on the conditions of populations in developing economies, but increasingly on those in the highly industrialized countries as well. Economic instabilities are characterized by a particular relation to the ordinary processes of economic growth which are typical of the affluent industrialized countries based on market economies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssessing the Contributions of the Social Sciences to Health
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages65-115
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9780429706806
ISBN (Print)9780367017705
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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