Prosperity and health in 2018

Peck, Frank (2018) Prosperity and health in 2018. In Cumbria Magazine, 2018 (Jan). p. 27.

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Abstract

Professor Frank Peck of the University of Cumbria's Centre for Regional Economic Development writes for in-Cumbria on the big issues of the day and the economic data behind them. This month, he focuses on the health economy in Cumbria. As we enter 2018, no doubt New Year greetings will be exchanged by many, and such greetings will often refer to either prosperity or health or indeed both. Health and prosperity certainly seem to be connected. After all, the ability to train, learn, work and earn a living all depend in the first instance on good health. For a significant number of people living in Cumbria, however, health and prosperity are connected much more directly. These are individuals who are employed in this sector and depend on these services for their livelihood. Activities categorised under “health” in official statistics account for around 13 per cent of all employment in Cumbria. In terms of jobs, therefore, the “health economy” in the county is the third ranking sector after manufacturing (16 per cent) and accommodation and food services (14 per cent).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: In Cumbria Magazine
Publisher: CN Group
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Departments: Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 16:44
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2018 21:11
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3674

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