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Unformatted text preview: accounts for roughly 30 percent of the growth per captia income”. Other studies have suggested that with higher wages, people have more money to afford the cost of sufficient food which thus decreases the total quantity of malnourished citizens. So, it can be reasoned that higher wages will ultimately create better health. b. With proper nutrition, people are able to perform more efficiently and produce more than those malnourished individuals. So it only makes sense that if people have better health by consuming sufficient nutrients, they can work faster and increase their overall income. c. These hypotheses are important because they can help affect public policy. If public policies can increase the rate of economic growth, heath problems would decrease and economic growth in the long run would continue to grow....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ECON 1002 taught by Professor Rissell during the Spring '08 term at Villanova.
- Spring '08