Is Trade Good for Your Health?
We use a panel of 219 countries to examine the relationship between a country's openness to international trade and several health outcomes and find that, in general, increased openness is associated with lower rates of infant mortality and higher life expectancies, especially in developing countries. We find evidence suggesting that some of the positive correlation between trade and health can be attributed to knowledge spillovers. In addition, openness is associated with sound economic policies which themselves are related to better health outcomes. Copyright � 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Volume (Year): 15 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (09)
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