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Effects of economic growth, foreign direct investment and internet use on child health outcomes : empirical evidence from South Africa

dc.contributor.authorSalahuddin, Mohammaden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVink, Nicken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRalph, Nicholasen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGow, Jeffen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-18T14:05:12Z
dc.date.available2023-01-18T14:05:12Z
dc.date.issued2020-02
dc.identifier.citationSalahuddin, M. et al. 2020. Effects of economic growth, foreign direct investment and internet use on child health outcomes : empirical evidence from South Africa. , Development Studies Research, 7:1:1-17, doi:10.1080/21665095.2020.1717362.
dc.identifier.issn2166-5095 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1080/21665095.2020.1717362
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/126242
dc.descriptionCITATION: Salahuddin, M. et al. 2020. Effects of economic growth, foreign direct investment and internet use on child health outcomes : empirical evidence from South Africa. , Development Studies Research, 7:1:1-17, doi:10.1080/21665095.2020.1717362.
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dc.description.abstractThis study examines the effects of economic growth and foreign direct investment (FDI) on child health outcomes measured by Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Child Mortality Rate Under 5 (CMRU5) with several control variables such as corruption, inequality and HIV among others. It analyzes South Africa's annual time series data for the period 1985–2016. As variables were found with mixed order of integration, Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model is applied to determine cointegration and estimate short-run and long-run coefficients. Results indicate that economic growth and FDI have negative significant effects on both indicators of child health outcomes in both the short run and the long run. This implies that both economic growth and FDI contribute towards reducing IMR and CMRU5 in South Africa and thus help improve child health outcomes. Toda and Yamamoto (TY) causality test confirms causal association between these variables. Policy implications are discussed.en_ZA
dc.format.extent18 pages : illustrations
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectEconomic development -- Children -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectChild health -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectInfants -- Mortality -- South Africa -- Statisticsen_ZA
dc.subjectChild development -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectInternet and children -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth status indicators -- Children -- Standards -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectBox-Jenkins forecastingen_ZA
dc.titleEffects of economic growth, foreign direct investment and internet use on child health outcomes : empirical evidence from South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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