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Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2014, 2(3), 58-62
DOI: 10.12691/jbe-2-3-1
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Health as an Investment Commodity: A Theoretical Analysis

Albert Opoku Frimpong1,

1Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Pub. Date: June 05, 2014

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Albert Opoku Frimpong. Health as an Investment Commodity: A Theoretical Analysis. Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2014; 2(3):58-62. doi: 10.12691/jbe-2-3-1


A healthy and productive workforce is important for both industrial and economic growth. For without health labour cannot transform their stock of knowledge into production of goods and services. Improving the health status of labour has been of increasing interest to employers and stakeholders. However, this concern has received little attention from recent studies. This paper therefore sought to review theoretical literature on health investment, restricting attention to health as an investment commodity, to highlight factors having impact on health investment to enable the study to provide policy measures.

health capital health investment employees stakeholders

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