Lecture8 - American Economic History ECN111B Health and...

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http://ucdavis.econclasses.org/ECN111B [email protected] American Economic History – ECN111B Health and Economic Growth Lecture 8
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Life Expectancy at Birth and Infant Mortality Rates, Selected Years, U.S. 47.3 68.2 76.9 110 29.2 6.9 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 1900 1950 2000 Life Expectancy at Birth (in years) Infant Mortality Rate (per 1000 live births)
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The 10 leading causes of death as a percentage of all deaths, United States, 1900 and 1997
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Baseline 20th Century Annual Morbidity and 1998 Provisional Morbidity from 9 Diseases with Vaccines Recommended before 1990 for Universal Use for Children, United States. 99.7% 54 20,000 Hemophilus influenza type b 99.4% 5 823 Congenital rubella syndrome 99.3% 345 47,745 Rubella 99.6% 606 152,209 Mumps 100% 89 503,282 Measles 100% 0 16,316 Poliomyelitis (paralytic) 97.4% 34 1,314 Tetanus 95.7% 6,279 147,271 Pertussis 100% 1 175,885 Diphtheria 100% 0 48,164 Smallpox Percent Decrease 1998 Morbidity Baseline 20th century annual morbidity Disease
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Death Rates, United States
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Health and Economic Growth Claims n Improving health contributes to increased worker productivity. n Increased productivity results in higher wages and better medical care. n Better medical care results in improved health. n A strong correlation exists between health and income. n A longer life expectancy causes greater investment.
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Health and Income? n
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Lecture8 - American Economic History ECN111B Health and...

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