Population health, environment and economic development

Tong, Shilu, Gerber, Rod, Wolff, Rodney and Verrall, Kenneth (2002) Population health, environment and economic development. Global Change and Human Health, 3 1: 36-41. doi:10.1023/A:1019692328162

Author Tong, Shilu
Gerber, Rod
Wolff, Rodney
Verrall, Kenneth
Title Population health, environment and economic development
Journal name Global Change and Human Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1389-5702
Publication date 2002-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1019692328162
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 36
End page 41
Total pages 6
Editor P. Martens
T. McMichael
J. Patz
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
780101 Mathematical sciences
230204 Applied Statistics
Abstract This paper studies the role of income distribution and technology transfer in the process of economic development. A novel aspect of the model is that the composition of human capital as well as the level affect economic growth. Utilizing an overlapping-generations model in which income distribution changes endogenously, we present an economic explanation for why some countries could not start modern economic growth; why some countries took off but have apparently stopped growing after some time; and why some countries have successfully developed and continue to grow
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
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