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Investigating the Effect of Government Health Expenditure on HDI in Iran


  • Mohammad Javad Razmi

    (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)

  • Ezatollah Abbasian

    (Bu-Ali Sina University)

  • Sahar Mohammadi

    (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)


Human development is used as one of the most important indices to measure the level of countries development in resent decades. This study examines the effect of government health expenditure on human development index (HDI) by using the ordinary least squares method (OLS) over the period 1990-2009 in Iran. The results show a positive and significant elationship between government health expenditure and human development index. Also, Granger Causality Test indicates that there is no bilateral relationship between the government health expenditure and HDI in Iran. Journal: Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology

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  • Mohammad Javad Razmi & Ezatollah Abbasian & Sahar Mohammadi, 2012. "Investigating the Effect of Government Health Expenditure on HDI in Iran," Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology,, vol. 2(5), pages 1-8, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spp:jkmeit:1317

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    1. Bhabesh, Sen & Himanshu, Sekhar Rout, 2007. "Determinants of Household Health Expenditure: Case of Urban Orissa," MPRA Paper 6492, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Clovis Freire & Nobuko Kajiura, 2011. "Impact of Health Expenditure on Achieving the Health-related MDGs," MPDD Working Paper Series WP/11/19, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
    3. Gustav Ranis, 2004. "Human Development and Economic Growth," Working Papers 887, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
    4. Himanshu Sekhar, Rout, 2006. "Influence Of Income And Education On Household Health Expenditure: The Case Of Tribal Orissa," MPRA Paper 6511, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East


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