Perbelanjaan Kesihatan dan Pembangunan Ekonomi di Negara Berpendapatan Rendah dan Sederhana

Translated title of the contribution: Health expenditure and economic development in low-and middle-income countries

Suhaila Saad, Norashidah Mohamed Nor

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The purpose of this study is to examine whether health expenditure has any significant impact on economic development in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs). We employed static panel data analysis involving 67 countries which were split into two groups: Low-income countries and middle-income countries, and the time frame is spanning from 2010 to 2014. Both groups were analysed separately to measure the different impacts of health expenditure on the countries' economic development. The results indicate a significant relationship between health expenditure and economic development for both groups of countries, whereby the impact was found to be slightly greater in middle-income countries compared to low-income countries. This finding denotes that the barrier for economic development in LAMICs is due to the considerably low allocation invested into health sectors, accompanied by the burden of many health-related problems. Therefore, strengthening the health sector by boosting health expenditure should be another priority in LAMICs to become developed countries.

Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalJurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Health expenditures
Economic development
Health economics
Health sector
Low-income countries
Panel data analysis
Burden
Boosting
Health
Developed countries

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Perbelanjaan Kesihatan dan Pembangunan Ekonomi di Negara Berpendapatan Rendah dan Sederhana. / Saad, Suhaila; Nor, Norashidah Mohamed.

In: Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, Vol. 52, No. 3, 01.01.2018, p. 189-197.

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