| || || Nisha, Fozia Faimun.|
| || || The effect of health on economic growth in Fiji : a time series approach from 1970-2002 |
Author:Nisha, Fozia Faimun.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
Abstract: Compared to several cross-country studies on the determinants of growth, time series approaches are relatively few and limited in scope. However, time series studies are useful for country-specific policies. This research examines the specifications and estimation issues in the time series approach to the determinants of output. It measures the effects of health on the output of Fiji for the period 1970-2002. It also strives to establish a strong theoretical base for issues in health economics. The study concludes that policies that increase life expectancy by a year add $40 million to Fiji's GDP. Empirically, it is noted that life expectancy (used as the best proxy for health in this research) does not have long term permanent growth effects.