Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Economic Growth and Health: a Comparative Study of the EU Countries
Issue: Vol. 9, No 3, 2016
Published date: 09-2016 (print) / 09-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Agnieszka Jakubowska
Zuzana Horváthová
Keywords: Health, Health Capital, Human Capital, Economic Growth
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-3/14
Index PUBMS: 49e058ce-020f-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 158-168 (11)
JEL classification: I14, I15, J24

The purpose of the presented study is the analysis of relations that occur between the economic development level of national economies and the health condition of the societies. Attention focuses on the existing dependences in this area, the ones observed in the European Union member states. An attempt was made to identify the differences that occur in this area on the level of the economies of the so-called “old” and “new” European Union. The research is based on the data available on the level of NUTS 1 that describes the health condition of society in individual states. Due to the assumed scope of the analysis, indices that define life expectancy (LE) and predicted healthy life years (HLY) were accepted as the dependent variables. The results presented point to separate patterns of dependences in individual groups of the member states.