DIscussion Paper 6


Health Capital: Methods and data requirements


Francisco J. Goerlich Gisbert

Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (IVIE), Valencia, Spain



This paper presents the basic methodology for constructing Health Capital series following the ideas of Cutler and Richardson (1997, 1998, 1999). It stresses the strong points and weakness of this particular methodology, as well as discussing linkages with other relevant and related literature, data requirements and possible solutions for a practical application to some European countries on the principle of comparability.




Health Capital: Methods and data requirements

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