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Good for Living? On the Relation between Globalization and Life Expectancy
() and Therese Nilsson
Abstract: This paper analyzes the relation between three dimensions
of globalization (economic, social and political) and life expectancy using
a panel of 92 countries over the period 1970-2005. Using different
estimation techniques and sample groupings we find a very robust positive
effect from economic globalization on life expectancy, even when
controlling for income, nutritional intake, literacy, number of physicians
and several other factors. The result also holds when the sample is
restricted to low income countries only. For political and social
globalization we find no robust effects.
Keywords: Globalization; health; life expectancy; development; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F02; H51; I10; (follow links to similar papers)
38 pages, June 9, 2009
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