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Economic Growth And Life Expectancy: The Case Of Iran

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  • MAHYAR Hami

    (Mazandaran University of Science & Technology, Babol, Iran)

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Regarding the link between economic growth and it`s public outcomes, this paper studies the effect of economic growth on life expectancy in Iran during 1966-2013. To achieve the research objectives, annually data collected from World Bank Database and I used the life expectancy at birth and annually GDP growth rate to measure the research variables. Then I applied Vector Error Correction Model to estimate the proposed model. The results on this study show that economic growth has a positively significant effect on life expectancy in Iran during the observation period.

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  • MAHYAR Hami, 2016. "Economic Growth And Life Expectancy: The Case Of Iran," Studies in Business and Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 11(1), pages 80-87, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:11:y:2016:i:1:p:80-87
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