Updated January 2009This is an earlier version of the working paper. The new version of the working paper is available at: https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/9247I construct an overlapping generations model in which longevity is impeded by the stock of pollution and promoted by public health spending. I provide an alternative explanation for the so-called environmental Kuznets curve – an explanation which gives an active role to environmental quality as a contributing factor to capital accumulation and growth. I also examine how variations in environment-related parameters determine the effect of taxation in economic development
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.