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National Interests: Priorities and Security

Health capital preservation and accumulation: From theoretical research to practical action

Vol. 20, Iss. 4, APRIL 2024

Received: 25 September 2023

Received in revised form: 26 November 2023

Accepted: 19 January 2024

Available online: 15 April 2024

Subject Heading: Priorities of Russia

JEL Classification: I14, I15, J11

Pages: 646–667


Ivan P. SHIBALKOV Russian Research Institute of Health (RIH), Moscow, Russian Federation


Ol'ga P. NEDOSPASOVA Tomsk State University (TSU), Tomsk, Russian Federation


Galina A. BARYSHEVA National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Tomsk, Russian Federation


Irina A. PAVLOVA National Research University – Higher School of Economics (NRU – HSE), Moscow, Russian Federation


Vadim A. BOIKOV Siberia State Medical University of Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation (SibSMU MOH Russia), Tomsk, Russian Federation


Subject. The article addresses the evolution of the concept of health capital, the problem of health inequalities.
Objectives. We focus on identification of the main contradictions inherent in the preservation and accumulation of health capital.
Methods. The study employs methods of generalization and grouping.
Results. The paper established the fact of preservation health "capital-forming" properties not only in the process of labor activity, but also outside it.
Conclusions. The findings can be used in further analysis of causes of population ageing.

Keywords: health capital, human capital, health inequality, public health


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