Endogenous Health Care and Life Expectancy in a Neoclassical Growth Model∗

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We study the endogenous relationship between health care, life expectancy and output in a modified neoclassical growth model. While health care competes resources away from goods production, it prolongs life expectancy which in turn leads to higher capital accumulation. We show that savings and health care are complements in equilibrium, with both rising… (More)

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