Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 October 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter examines the relationship between health, growth and development in Africa using evidence assembled from micro- and macroeconomic studies over the period 1960–2000. This evidence is briefly compared with situations in other world regions. The period 1960–2000 is unique for Africa’s health profile because of the sharp increase and reversal in the population health witnessed at the time. By the end of 1990s, health indicators for many African countries were approaching or already below the levels for the 1970s. There is need to investigate reasons for such catastrophic reversal in health fortunes in Africa so that policy measures can be taken to avoid human suffering of similar magnitudes in the future.

Keywords: health capital in Africa, health and income, health shocks, health and productivity, determinants and consequences of health

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.