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The Importance of Health and Social Well-being for the Economy and Other Policy Areas


Paper title The Importance of Health and Social Well-being for the Economy and Other Policy Areas
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Paper PDF Document Ekman_Bjorn__The_Importance_of...her_Policy_Areas.pdf
Author (title, first name, last name) Björn Ekman
Thematic area Public Health Economics
Summary This report provides an overview of the importance of health and social well-being for economic and related progress with a geographic focus on the Baltic Sea region. It specifically addresses three main sets of issues: i) the direct and indirect costs associated with ill health taking into account some key trends and processes, ii) the impact of poor health and unfavorable social background on economic progress, and iii) examples of health policies and their impact on the economy.
Geographical area
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia - Arkhangelsk Oblast
  • Russia - Kaliningrad Oblast
  • Russia - Karelia Republic
  • Russia - Komi Republic
  • Russia - Leningrad Oblast
  • Russia - Murmansk Oblast
  • Russia - Nenets AO
  • Russia - Novgorod Oblast
  • Russia - Pskov Oblast
  • Russia - St. Petersburg
  • Russia - Vologda Oblast
  • Sweden
Paper type Thematic report
Year last issued (for periodic publications, frequency) 2015
Publisher name (if the paper has not been published so far, write: Not published so far) NDPHS Secretariat
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Language of the linked paper English
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Number of pages 12
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[ID: 1470] Support to the coordination and implementation of activities within the Health Policy Area of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Action Plan (PA Health Support)
Other information The paper has been produced with the financial support of the European Union through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.
Last posted: on 2015-08-26 at 12:06:24

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