Health and Economic Growth: Evidence from Malaysia



Tan, Soo Hui (2018) Health and Economic Growth: Evidence from Malaysia. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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This study examined the effect of life expectancy on the economic growth in Malaysia by covering the period from 1970 to 2015. Other than life expectancy, this study includes other independent variables such as infant mortality rate, secondary enrolment ratio, investment in physical capital and fertility rate. By using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL), this study revealed that life expectancy has a significant positive relationship with economic growth. At the same time, economic growth can be enhanced with higher mortality rate, higher physical capital investment and higher fertility rate. Education which was proxied by secondary enrolment ratio found no relationship with economic growth.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economic History and Conditions
Faculties: Faculty of Accountancy, Finance & Business > Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 07:42
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 09:02