Is Oil Rent a Curse for Health in Africa?

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics

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Title Is Oil Rent a Curse for Health in Africa?
Creator Martial, Lepatouo Ngouffo
Description Aims/ Objectives: To determine whether oil rent is a curse for the health of populations in Africa.Study Design: Cross-sectional study.Place and Duration of Study: Oil-producing African countries over the period 2000-2015.Methodology: Using the Random effects (RE) and the Two Stages Least Square (2SLS) estimators on a sample of 18 Oil-producing African countries.Results: The results show that oil rent has a negative effect on life expentancy.Conclusion: The fact that oil-producing African countries have a source of revenue that does not depend on taxation, means that the governments of these countries do not make health an important part of public policy.
Publisher South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics
Date 2020-06-02
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics; 2020 - Volume 6 [Issue 3]; 60-70
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 c 2020 Martial; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduc- tion in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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