Human Capital and Economic Growth

The Impact of Health, Education and Demographic Change

  • Alberto Bucci
  • Klaus Prettner
  • Alexia Prskawetz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Human Capital in the Form of Education, Demographic Change, and Their Economic Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandra Pelloni, Thanasis Stengos, Fabrizio Valenti
      Pages 3-26
    3. Bernhard Skritek, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Arkadii V. Kryazhimskii, Klaus Prettner, Alexia Prskawetz, Elena Rovenskaya
      Pages 27-54
    4. Thomas Baudin, David de la Croix, Paula E. Gobbi
      Pages 55-90
    5. Oscar Afonso, Pedro Mazeda Gil, Pedro Cunha Neves, Tiago Neves Sequeira
      Pages 91-137
  3. Human Capital in the Form of Health, Its Economic Implications, and the Economic Policies for a Healthier World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Alberto Bucci, Lorenzo Carbonari, Giovanni Trovato
      Pages 169-207
    3. Giam Pietro Cipriani, Tamara Fioroni
      Pages 209-249
    4. Fabio Mariani, Agustín Pérez-Barahona, Natacha Raffin
      Pages 295-322
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 357-361

About this book


This edited collection explores the links between human capital (both in the form of health and in the form of education), demographic change, and economic growth. Using empirical as well as theoretical perspectives, the authors investigate several important issues in the context of human capital, namely population ageing, inequality, public policy, and long-term economic development. Ultimately, they demonstrate that the accumulation of human capital is of crucial importance to long-run economic growth.


Health Economics Human Capital Demographic Change Economic Growth Wage inequality Human capital and public policy Public economics Population economics Health investment Education investment Economic policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Bucci
    • 1
  • Klaus Prettner
    • 2
  • Alexia Prskawetz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Economics, Management, and Quantitative Methods (DEMM)University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Institute of EconomicsUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in EconomicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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