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Economic analysis of connection between "spountaneous pessimism" and negative investments in health capital.

Student: Zufar Gabdullin

Supervisor: Ivan V. Rozmainsky

Faculty: Faculty of Economics

Educational Programme: Bachelor

Year of Graduation: 2014

<p>Nowadays, the economy begins to permeate all areas of our life. And the last half century it has reached not related to the economy topic, health. Health, called health capital, presently is&nbsp; one of the most important concepts in the sphere of analyzing human capital. Different authors explained it with minor differences, but the basic remains the same for all authors . Capital Health - is primarily a time during which the economic agent can use their human capital. And as in any capital, you can invest in it, positively or negatively. Positive investment can be considered all that can improve our health. For example, sports, on time visit to a doctor and any other methods of prevention of most diseases. The negative investment - a variety of bad habits, sitting lifestyle and everything that anyway doesn&rsquo;t increase the time of life, and even more, does it shorter.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The main problem is that the return from these investments is usually seen only in a very, very long period. Many people often don&rsquo;t realize how their actions affect their health and, moreover, may not even believe in the future and pessimistic about everything that could happen to them in the future. Under the given circumstances, when important is only a short period , health goes to the second , and then the last , not important for a person plan .&nbsp; Become more tangible benefit from drugs, alcohol, cigarettes. This is called &quot;spontaneous pessimism&quot;. This is a hypothesis of my empirical research. Is it really so, it isn&rsquo;t&nbsp;&nbsp; known yet, as this topic was studied very little . Most authors have analyzed the impact of bad habits on income, life expectancy , or their influence to education. Most studies didn&rsquo;t reveal the negative impact of moderate alcohol consumption. I will explore primarily cause&rsquo;s negative equity investment in health. It is possible that my research could change the current view on the reasons for this behavior and allow more targeted to deal with it . This is the main goal of my research . The objectives of my research ,in the first place , is to collect information and their&nbsp; statistical and econometric analysis</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In my work were considered very important, but little studied aspects of human capital, such as capital&nbsp; health and &quot;spontaneous pessimism .&quot; As f result of my analysis I could say that the first hypotheses is very plausible true. Spontaneous pessimism definitely affect on negative and positive investments in capital of health. So we can suggest a few ways out of this situation. There are some of the possible&nbsp; ways to change the direction of investing in capital health of our&nbsp; citizens. So we should stick to them if we want to change this situation in better way.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Keywords: Health capital, negative investments, &ldquo;spontaneous pessimism&rdquo;.</p>

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