The Effect of Environmental Degradation on the Financing of Healthcare

Moosa, N and Huy, P 2019, 'The Effect of Environmental Degradation on the Financing of Healthcare', Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 237-250.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title The Effect of Environmental Degradation on the Financing of Healthcare
Author(s) Moosa, N
Huy, P
Year 2019
Journal name Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
Volume number 55
Issue number 2
Start page 237
End page 250
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Abstract ©, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Empirical work on the relation between health expenditure and environmental degradation is based predominantly on the ARDL approach to co-integration and to a lesser extent on panel co-integration as applied to a log-log specification. The results invariably show that environmental degradation has a positive effect on health expenditure. In this article, we examine the bivariate relation between environmental degradation and health expenditure, since this relation seems to hold strongly, which can be explained in terms of the environmental Kuznets curve. We cast a shadow of doubt on the practice of using the log-log specification without any theoretical or empirical justification. Our results show that the relation between health expenditure and environmental degradation can be either positive or negative, depending on the level of per capita income.
Subject Finance
Keyword(s) environmental degradation
environmental Kuznets curve (EKC)
health expenditure
healthcare
DOI - identifier 10.1080/1540496X.2018.1439375
Copyright notice Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN 1540-496X
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