File(s) under permanent embargo

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

journal contribution
posted on 2005-07-01, 00:00 authored by Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke, S Islam
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.

History

Journal

Progress in development studies

Volume

5

Issue

3

Pagination

182 - 198

Publisher

Sage Publications India Pty. Ltd.

Location

India

ISSN

1464-9934

Language

eng

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: http://pdj.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/3/182.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd