Health and Development

  • Vellore Arthi
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


Issues related to human and health capital formation are of particular importance because interventions on this front can have a direct impact on living standards, wellbeing, and economic development. Historical evidence can be especially valuable to understanding how human and health capital is formed, and how it contributes to development. Issues discussed in this chapter include water, sanitation and hygiene, maternal and child health, and climate and the environment.

JEL Classification

I15 J24 O15 N50 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vellore Arthi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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