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Title: Population Health and Economic Growth in Sub- Saharan Africa: A Panel Cointegration Analysis
Authors: Frimpong, Prince Boakye
Adu, George
Keywords: Economic growth
Panel cointegration
Population health
Sub-Saharan Africa
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Journal of African Business
Citation: Journal of African Business, 15(1), 36–48, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2014.881227
Abstract: The article investigates the extent to which the health of the population affects the economic performance using panel data for 30 Sub-Saharan African countries for the period 1970–2010. Using a theoretical model based on an augmented Solow growth model, the authors estimate the relationship between population health capital and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa using panel cointegration econometric strategy. They find that the health status of the population has not significantly driven economic performance. Accounting for the effect of HIV=AIDS, however, resulted in a significant negative effect of population health on economic growth. Furthermore, the obverse seems rather plausibly the case, as economic growth significantly increases life expectancy in the region.
Description: An article published by Journal of African Business, 15(1), 36–48, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2014.881227
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10678
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