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The Interface Between Economic Development, Health and Environment in India : An Econometric Investigation

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  • A L Nagar

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  • Amit Shovon Ray
  • Aparna Sawhney
  • Sayan Samanta

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This paper analyses interrelationships between ‘economic development’, ‘health’, and ‘environment’ in a simultaneous equations framework. The endogenous variables chosen for the model are GDPPC (per capita gross domestic product), LE (life expectancy), NOCRD (number of cases of respiratory diseases) and PM10 (respirable suspended particulate matter). The four endogenous variables are supposed to be jointly determined in terms of several exogenous variables represented through indices of physical infrastructure (PI), social infrastructure (SI) and air pollution index (API). The three indices by the principal components method and thus effectively use only these three predetermined (exogenous) variables to simultaneously determine changes in the four endogenous variables listed above. The model is postulated in loglinear form and estimated by the two-stage least-squares method using data from the Indian economy 1980-81 to 2004-05.

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  • A L Nagar & Amit Shovon Ray & Aparna Sawhney & Sayan Samanta, 2008. "The Interface Between Economic Development, Health and Environment in India : An Econometric Investigation," Working Papers id:1805, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Swati Sinha Babu & Soumyendra Datta, 2015. "Revisiting the link between socio-economic development and environmental status indicators—focus on panel data," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 17(3), pages 567-586, June.

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