The Importance of Healthy Human Life on Economic Development
Social Sciences
Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages: 63-67
Received: Dec. 22, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 6, 2018; Published: Jan. 18, 2018
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Ali Yilmaz Gunduz, Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
Abubakar Muhammad Yahaya, Communications Faculty, Department of Journalism, Gazi University, Ankara Turkey
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Economic development's most important indicator is the human factor. The human factor is also known as the human capital. Investments in human capital include the investments in human factor. The human capital and economic development are two concepts identified with each other. The main factors of human capital, health and education, are placed on the top in the development of a country. The investments in health and education fields would accelerate the economic development. As long as individuals of a country are healthy, their contribution to production and growth would increase. On the other hand, societies' often becoming ill would decrease their productivity. Thus, this would affect the economic development negatively. When the individuals could live without having health problems, economic development and growth would be influenced positively. Therefore, for the sake of the development of countries and regions, the amount of investments in the field of health should be increased. There are some indicators of healthy life such as diet, non-consumption of alcohol and cigarette, evasion of bad habits, consumption of water of good quality, sports, having an adequate income. People's being healthy also depends on their environment and personal characteristics. The most efficient way to ensure them to stay healthy is making them engaged to sports. In this paper, the relation between healthy human factor and economic development will be tried and examined.
Economic Development, Health, Importance, Human Life, Turkey
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Ali Yilmaz Gunduz, Abubakar Muhammad Yahaya, The Importance of Healthy Human Life on Economic Development, Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2018, pp. 63-67. doi: 10.11648/
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