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Health financing, environmental quality and health outcomes: evidence from developing countries


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Mohamed Nor, Norashidah and Lacheheb, Miloud and Law, Siong Hook and Raja Abdullah, Nik Mustapha (2016) Health financing, environmental quality and health outcomes: evidence from developing countries. International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10 (1). pp. 27-36. ISSN 2523-5338

Abstract

This paper attempts to investigate the impact of health financing and environmental quality on health outcome in low and lower-middle income countries using Generalized Method of Moments (GMM). Data were obtained from World Development Indicators and World Governance Indicators. Results based on system GMM reveal that health financing plays a positive role in stimulating life expectancy, whereas the reverse is observed if health is financed privately or from individuals’ out-of-pocket expenditure. At the same time, improved environmental quality is found to be an influential factor that can contribute to a better health condition. These findings enhance our understanding of good health as a product of the combination of different factors.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: International Economic Society
Keywords: Health care financing; Environmental quality; Health outcome; System GMM
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 02:02
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 03:22
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54425
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