GGRB28H3 Lecture : lecture 2

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2 Nov 2010
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L02 - from colonialism to market triumphalism: relation between wealth and health. Access to food security enhances well being. Access to drinkable safe water, sanitation, sewage. Better access to technology (vaccines, antiviral drugs) Relationship between life expectancy & real income. Does not grow at the same rate/inclination. - up to a certain point (around per capital gdp), increasing national income contributes to improving health - increases slower afterwards. - countries at similar levels of national income can have different life expectancies. Micro/macro factors and influences that cannot be controlled. A 5% increase in income 1% reduction in infant mortality. Correlation in public spending on health - more spent, higher reduction in mortality. Falling fertility: uk, ireland - growing workforce: uk, ireland, asia. women are more readily available to work. Kenya tea pickers - people who are hiv- were able to work longer. People retire later - save for retirement more investment & wealth.

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