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A Panel Data Approach for Income-Health Causality

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  • Erkan Erdil
  • I. Hakan Yetkiner

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This 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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Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-47.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2004
Date of revision: Apr 2004
Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:47

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Keywords: Income; Health; Granger Causality;

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