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Ageing and health care expenditure in Malaysia


Ahmad Rosli, Amni Zahidah and Mohamed Nor, Norashidah and Peter, Adamu (2012) Ageing and health care expenditure in Malaysia. In: National Research & Innovation Conference for Graduate Students in Social Sciences (GS-NRIC 2012), 7-9 Dec. 2012, Mahkota Hotel, Melaka. (pp. 350-359).


This study investigates the influence of health care expenditure on ageing population and life expectancy in Malaysia. The relationships between these variables are revealed in this study. The methods used to ascertain these relationships are; Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF), Philips Perron (PP), Johansen Cointegration Approach, VECM model, and Granger Causality Test. Ageing is divided into three categories: young old, middle old, and old old. The study finds ageing and life expectancy to be determinants of health expenditure in Malaysia. Only young old, old old and life expectancy are significant and positively related to health expenditure while middle old is negative and not significant. The unidirectional causality was found from young old and middle old to health expenditure and the significant bi-directional causality is presence between health expenditure and life expectancy.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Health expenditure; Ageing population; Life expectancy; Johansen cointegration; Unit root; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 07:43
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 07:43
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51258
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