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Stéphane Mbiankeu Nguea, Issidor Noumba and Armand Gilbert Noula
''Does Globalization improve Health in Sub-Saharan African countries?''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.4 )
This paper empirically examines the effects of globalization on health in 32 Sub-Saharan African countries. It also investigates whether the effect of globalization on health depends on the income level of countries. In particular, the paper focus on three health indicators namely infant mortality rate, child mortality rate and life expectancy. The fixed effects regression models with Driscoll-Kraay standard errors is used to control cross-sectional and temporal dependence. The empirical results reveal that globalization reduces infant mortality rate and child mortality rate in SSA countries. Our findings also show that the effect of globalization depends on the country's level of income. The health improvement impact of globalization appears stronger in SSA low-income countries than in SSA middle-income countries.
Keywords: Globalization, Health, Infant mortality rate, Child mortality rate, Life expectancy
JEL: F1 - Trade: General
I1 - Health: General
Manuscript Received : May 11 2020 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 18 2020

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