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dc.contributor.authorCohen, I.K.*
dc.contributor.authorFerretti, F.*
dc.contributor.authorMcIntosh, Bryan*
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:52:36Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:52:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-13
dc.identifier.citationCohen IK, Ferretti F and McIntosh B (2015) A simple framework for analysing the impact of economic growth on non-communicable diseases. Cogent Economics and Finance. 3(1): 1045215.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7207
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractNon-communicable diseases (NCDs) are currently the leading cause of death worldwide. In this paper, we examine the channels through which economic growth affects NCDs’ epidemiology. Following a production function approach, we develop a basic technique to break up the impact of economic growth on NCDs into three fundamental components: (1) a resource effect; (2) a behaviour effect; and (3) a knowledge effect. We demonstrate that each of these effects can be measured as the product of two elasticities, the output and income elasticity of the three leading factors influencing the frequency of NCDs in any population: health care, healthrelated behaviours and lifestyle, and medical knowledge.
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dc.rights(c) 2015 Author(s). This is an Open Access article licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.subjectEconomic growth
dc.subjectEngel's functions
dc.subjectHealth production function
dc.subjectNon-communicable diseases
dc.subjectSocial determinants of health
dc.titleA simple framework for analysing the impact of economic growth on non-communicable diseases
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionPublished version
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2015.1045215
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T10:49:21Z


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