Health care for disadvantaged populations

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Abstract

Health is a fundamental part of being a productive human being. "Economists regard expenditures on education, training, medical care, and so on as investments in human capital," Gary Becker notes. "They are called human capital because people cannot be separated from their knowledge, skills, health, or values in the way they can be separated from their financial and physical assets" (2002, para II.3.2). As the saying goes, even if you lose your money, at least you've got your health. But for how long?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInvesting in the Disadvantaged
Subtitle of host publicationAssessing the Benefits and Costs of Social Policies
PublisherGeorgetown University Press
Pages49-65
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781589012578
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Vanness, D. (2009). Health care for disadvantaged populations. In Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Social Policies (pp. 49-65). Georgetown University Press.