This book has examined the role of health, and more precisely longevity, for economic development and for welfare or prosperity in general. Its main finding is that progress in longevity has had a very large impact on educational attainment, economic growth and prosperity growth over the last two centuries, but also that this effect may be lower in the forthcoming decades. Let us recall the main highlights of the book and in particular, the answers to the questions that were raised in the Introduction.


Life Expectancy Total Factor Productivity OECD Country Total Factor Productivity Growth Dramatic Impact 
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© Fabrice Murtin 2016

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  • Fabrice Murtin
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  1. 1.Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)France

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