The better you feel, the better you’ll work

There is increasing evidence of the interplay between health and economic productivity

1st October, 2017

The declines in infant mortality in Ireland in the 1950s still represent one of the state’s major achievements. Improvements in sanitation in particular led to healthier maternal, infant and childhood conditions, improving the health of people as they grew up.

Some of the health improvements we are seeing in our ageing populations can be traced to this period.

Furthermore, while people have descibed our health system as a “black hole”, the improved life...

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