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The Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Life Expectancy for Sultanate of Oman: An Empirical Analysis

Ali, Amjad and Ahmad, Khalil (2014): The Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Life Expectancy for Sultanate of Oman: An Empirical Analysis. Published in: Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research , Vol. 22, No. 2 (2014): pp. 218-224.

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Abstract

This paper has investigated the impact of food production, school enrollment, inflation, population growth, per capita income and CO2 emissions on life expectancy for Sultanate of Oman. Time series data is used from 1970 to 2012. For examining the cointegration among the variables Autoregressive distributed (ARDL) lag approach is used. The estimated results reveal that food production, school enrollment has positive and significant relationship with life expectancy for Sultanate of Oman. On the other hand, inflation and per capita income has negative but insignificant relationship with life expectancy for Sultanate of Oman. The results show population growth has negative and significant relationship with life expectancy of Sultanate of Oman. In long run CO2 emissions has positive and insignificant relationship with life expectancy but in short run it has negative and significant relationship with life expectancy. The findings suggest that government of Sultanate of Oman should seriously check these socio-economic factors for increasing life expectancy.

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