Anna Sokolenko


Human health is the most important social good and at the same time productive economic capital (health capital) that guarantees the state and development of economic system at all its links from the separate enterprise to the country as a whole. That is why the modern organizational and economic structures (enterprises, corporations, regions) necessarily include in its strategy of innovative development the programs of ensuring the healthy condi-tions of productive activity and spend money for sanitation of its workers on holidays or in the case of current necessity. Care for health is intrinsic to the person itself and forms as the attitude to its health as to the first-rate hu-man value. Improvement of health, guaranteeing the professional and creative growth of the workers of productive system and service sector must be considered as a main factor of scientific and technical, social and economic development of every country, effective resource of development of society and the state as a whole. Human being is an active productive force whose labor activity ensures the production of material resources of life and provision of the necessary services. Human capital and economics is a certain unity: human needs cause an appearance of new productions and services, and economics influences on the development of person and society. Taking into account that population number, qualification and level of its able-bodied part, health state, are the factors that cause the labor resource possibilities of economic development one can distinctly detect that heath and labor must occupy the leading position in the state policy of forming mechanisms of management of the country development. There are given the results of the study of economic problem of worsening of the health status of able-bodied part of population. There was determined that health is a component of human capital and this fact must be taken into account in the regional policy of health improvement. There were cited the data concerning structure of costs for health, state of health protection system, factors of negative influence on population health. From the foreign experience there were emphasized the arrangements for development of sanitation system in Ukraine.


human capital; health protection; influence factors; health potential; earning capacity; market economics; losses; sanitation effectiveness

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