Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Yavuz Yasar

Keywords

Child Mortality, Empirical, Foreign Aid, Health, MDGs

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the effectiveness of foreign aid for health on the child mortality rate in developing countries. This is a controversial subject as many economists have found grounds to believe it is effective while others provide rationale for why it is ineffective. Based on panel data analysis, this study looks at the effects of external resources for health as a percentage of health spending on the child mortality rate in developing countries to determine how effective aid for health is in terms of improving health outcomes. With an understanding of the current nature of aid and previous empirical research on this topic, this paper will highlight what has been done and what still needs to be improved in future research in order to answer this important question.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Leah Burfeind

File size

70 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Economics, Health care management, Public policy

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