Health Human Capital Investment and Economic Growth

  • Lili Zheng School of insurance, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
  • Yuan Lu School of insurance, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
Keywords: health human capital, health investment, economic growth

Abstract

Economic growth depends on factor inputs, and health human capital investment is a very important factor input. We set up a three-period overlapping generation model of personal health investment and government public health investment in the formation of physical capital and human capital and its impact on economic growth. Our findings show that health human capital investment can increase economic growth. We also conducted empirical research on the relationship between health human capital investment and economic growth by using China’s provincial panel data from 1999 to 2016. The robustness test of endogenous and interactive term regression confirms our results. We found that individual health investment has the greatest impact on economic growth. Therefore, China's health strategy is consistent with the policy of economic growth. China should further expand health investment and optimize the structure of health investment to promote its economic growth.

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Published
2020-05-26
How to Cite
Zheng, L., & Lu, Y. (2020). Health Human Capital Investment and Economic Growth. Technium Social Sciences Journal, 8(1), 229-248. Retrieved from https://techniumscience.com/index.php/socialsciences/article/view/707