A Panel Data Approach for Income-Health Causality
AbstractThis study provides evidence on income-health causality by employing a large micro panel data set with a VAR representation. The findings verify that dominant type of causality is bidirectional which cast doubt on the performance OLS estimates in the literature. Moreover, one-way causality pattern is not similar for different income groups. One-way causality generally runs from income to health in low- and middle-income countries whereas the reverse holds for high-income countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-47.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2004
Date of revision: Apr 2004
Income; Health; Granger Causality;
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- C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
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