Economic Misery, Urbanization and Life Expectancy in MENA Nations: An Empirical Analysis

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  • Amjad Ali European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France. School of Accountancy and Finance, City Campus, University of Lahore.
  • Marc Audi Provost/ Director of Academic Affairs at European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France. University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne-France.
  • Yannick Roussel European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France.

Abstract

This paper has examined the effect of urbanization and economic misery on average life expectancy in selected MENA nations from 2001 to 2016. Panel ARDL has been used for reviewing the co-integration among the selected indicators. The causality of the variables has been analyzed by impulse response function and variance decomposition. The outcomes reveal that food availability has significant and positive relation with an average life expectancy. The outcomes show that environmental standards put significant and positive impact on average life expectancy. The outcomes reveal that economic misery has a significant and negative influence on average life expectancy in MENA nations. The findings reveal that urbanization puts significant and positive influence on average life expectancy. So, for improving the average life expectancy in MENA nations availability of food, household final consumption and the level of urbanization must be enhanced, whereas at the same time economic misery should be reduced.

Keywords: Economic misery, urbanization, life expectancy 

JEL Classifications: E24, E31, P25, J17

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.11650

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Author Biographies

Amjad Ali, European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France. School of Accountancy and Finance, City Campus, University of Lahore.

Associate Researcher; European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France. Assistant Professor at Lahore School of Accountancy and Finance, University of Lahore, Pakistan.

Marc Audi, Provost/ Director of Academic Affairs at European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France. University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne-France.

Provost/ Director of Academic Affairs at European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France. University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne-France.

Yannick Roussel, European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France.

Rector; European School of Administration and Management (ESAM)-France.

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2021-09-18

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Ali, A., Audi, M., & Roussel, Y. (2021). Economic Misery, Urbanization and Life Expectancy in MENA Nations: An Empirical Analysis. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 11(5), 17–27. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/11650

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