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Title:
ESTABLISHING THE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE ON LIFE EXPECTANCY IN A COUNTRY

Authors:
MARGARET MAGUMBA

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MARGARET MAGUMBA
Uganda Revenue Athorty, Research, Planning and Development

MLA 8
Magumba, Margaret. "ESTABLISHING THE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE ON LIFE EXPECTANCY IN A COUNTRY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 1256-1262, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=92. Accessed Feb. 2019.
APA
Magumba, M. (2019, February). ESTABLISHING THE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE ON LIFE EXPECTANCY IN A COUNTRY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2), 1256-1262. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=92
Chicago
Magumba, Margaret. "ESTABLISHING THE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE ON LIFE EXPECTANCY IN A COUNTRY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 1256-1262. Accessed February, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=92.

References
[1]. World Bank (World Development Indicators)
http://databank.worldbank.org/data/reports.aspx?source=world-development-indicators#
[2]. Barro-Lee Dataset
http://www.barrolee.com/data/yrsch2.htm

Abstract:
It's every country's desire to increase its citizens' life expectancy. One of the popular approaches to achieving this goal is increasing public health expenditure. This study sought to establish the effect of a change in percentage of public health expenditure (relative to total government expenditure) on life expectancy in a country. It employed panel data analysis using first differences. The results indicate that at a 10% level of significance, a one percentage point increase in the percentage of public health expenditure is associated with a 0.088 year increment in life expectancy, controlling for changes in log GDP and level of education. Additionally, prevalence of undernourishment and the percentage of the population with access to an improved water source were shown to be mechanisms through which increment of public health expenditure operates to increase life expectancy. Improved water sources were found to be a superior mechanism.