The relationship between national income and health : a new measure applied to Bangkok

Clarke, Matthew and Islam, Sardar M. N. 2005, The relationship between national income and health : a new measure applied to Bangkok, Progress in development studies, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 182-198, doi: 10.1191/1464993405ps110oa.

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Title The relationship between national income and health : a new measure applied to Bangkok
Author(s) Clarke, Matthew
Islam, Sardar M. N.
Journal name Progress in development studies
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 182
End page 198
Publisher Sage Publications India Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication India
Publication date 2005-07
ISSN 1464-9934
Keyword(s) cost–benefit analysis
national income
social choice
Summary The importance of good health of a population is crucial when determining social welfare. A new health-adjusted national income indicator that explores the relationships between economic growth, health and social welfare in Bangkok, Thailand from 1975 to 1999 is applied. This new approach to social welfare analysis is based on normative social choice theory, cost–benefit and systems analysis and is called (new)3 welfare economics. This paper argues that traditional measures of welfare, such as national income, fail to reflect accurately the impact of health on social welfare.
Notes The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Progress in Development Studies, Vol.5, Issue 3, 2005, © Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd, 2005 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Progress in Development Studies page: on SAGE Journals Online:
Language eng
DOI 10.1191/1464993405ps110oa
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd
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