Nigerian Economic Society
Hi Guest,
Home | Paper Submission | Signup |
      
Providing intellectual leadership in economic management in Nigeria
HEALTH STATUS, EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME NEXUS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A Panel Analysis

HEALTH STATUS, EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME NEXUS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A Panel Analysis

 

Abstract: The unresolved debates on the precise link between health, employment and income stimulated the interest of this paper to examine the simultaneous and specificity effect of labour participation rate and income on health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), while controlling for the effect of population growth and the working age dependency rate. This paper examines how the simultaneous and specific effect of labour participation rate and income on health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) stems from the unresolved debates on the precise link between health, employment and income. Utilizing panel data for 16 SSA countries cutting across Central, Eastern, Southern and West Africa between 1980 and 2010, the findings indicate that excessive labour participation by women leads to more incidences of death during pregnancy and child-birth; higher per capita income reduces the incidence of maternal mortality rate and prevalence of under-five mortality rate; increase in per capita income enhances overall health status, while labour participation deteriorates health status. It is suggested that government should create better welfare packages that will enhance per capita income; legislate maximum working hours required of female workers; and increase public health investment.

Price: N100.00 | Add to cart
 

 

 

Login

Forget password? | Signup for Free!
Note: You must signup your email and create a password before you can register as an NES member
 

Latest News

Policy Brief on The Nigerian Fuel Subsidy Puzzle: Facts, Fallacies and the Way Forward

Background The issue of the appropriate pricing of petroleum products in Nigeria, of which fuel s...read more


2019 Election of New Council of the Nigerian Economic Society

The Executive Council of NES hereby informs its members that at the Business Session of 2019 Annual ...read more


2019 Nigerian Economic Society Annual Public Lecture Announcement

The Executive Council of NES has the pleasure to announce it's 2019 Annual Public Lecture with the t...read more


60th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society: Call for Abstracts

The Executive Council of NES has the pleasure to announce 60th Annual Conference with the theme "ECO...read more


Winners of The Nigerian Economic Society PhD Thesis Prize Award in Economics for 2018

The Executive Council of the NES is pleased to announce the Winners of The Nigerian Economic Society...read more


Communique of the 59th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society, held at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja from September 25-27, 2018

Theme: Optimizing Value Chain in the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria The Nigerian Economic Society i...read more


E-Mail Subscription

VoguePayVisaMasterCard