Does governance matter for aggregate health capital?

Lazarova, Emiliya A. ORCID: and Mosca, Ilaria (2008) Does governance matter for aggregate health capital? Applied Economics Letters, 15 (3). pp. 199-202. ISSN 1350-4851

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The point of departure of our analysis is the seminal work of Rodgers (1979) on the absolute and relative income hypotheses. We find that substituting the governance index for the Gini index is statistically the preferred regression model. Our findings lend support to the argument that governance matters. Further investigation provides evidence for two types of threshold effects: in terms of both absolute income and governance. For those countries below a threshold, absolute income is the most significant determinant of health, while for those above it, governance matters the most. The regression analyses are conducted on a sample of 112 states, which is representative of a wide range of absolute income and governance levels.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Economic Theory
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Applied Econometrics And Finance
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 14:24
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 06:04
DOI: 10.1080/13504850600721916

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