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dc.contributor.authorWigley, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T11:10:16Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T11:10:16Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/37326
dc.description.abstractThere is now an extensive literature on the adverse effect of petroleum wealth on the political, economic and social well-being of a country. In this study we examine whether the so-called resource curse extends to the health of children, as measured by under-five mortality. We argue that the type of revenue available to governments in petroleum-rich countries reduces their incentive to improve child health. Whereas the type of revenue available to governments in petroleum-poor countries encourages policies designed to improve child health. In order to test that line of argument we employ a panel of 167 countries (all countries with populations above 250,000) for the years 1961–2011. We find robust evidence that petroleum-poor countries outperform petroleum-rich countries when it comes to reducing under-five mortality. This suggests that governments in oil abundant countries often fail to effectively use the resource windfall at their disposal to improve child health.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSocial Science and Medicineen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.038en_US
dc.subjectCountry fixed-effectsen_US
dc.subjectHuman capitalen_US
dc.subjectPanel dataen_US
dc.subjectResource curseen_US
dc.subjectUnder-five mortalityen_US
dc.subjectChild healthen_US
dc.subjectChild mortalityen_US
dc.subjectEnergy useen_US
dc.subjectHealth policyen_US
dc.subjectHuman capitalen_US
dc.subjectPanel dataen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic impacten_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectTwenty first centuryen_US
dc.subjectAcquired immune deficiency syndromeen_US
dc.subjectCountry economic statusen_US
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten_US
dc.subjectHealth care costen_US
dc.subjectHealth care financingen_US
dc.subjectHealth care planningen_US
dc.subjectHumanen_US
dc.subjectHuman immunodeficiency virus infectionen_US
dc.subjectPetrochemical industryen_US
dc.subjectResource allocationen_US
dc.subjectTaxen_US
dc.subjectChilden_US
dc.subjectDeveloping countryen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectIncomeen_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectPreschool childen_US
dc.subjectStatistics and numerical dataen_US
dc.subjectTrendsen_US
dc.subjectUtilizationen_US
dc.subjectPetroleumen_US
dc.subjectPreschoolen_US
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subjectHealth resourcesen_US
dc.subjectPetroleumen_US
dc.titleThe resource curse and child mortality, 1961–2011en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.citation.spage142en_US
dc.citation.epage148en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber176en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.038en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.embargo.release2020-03-01en_US


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