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Economic growth, air pollution and health outcomes in Nigeria: A moderated mediation model

Urhie, Ese S and Afolabi, Adesola and Afolabi, A.O. and Matthew, Oluwatoyin and Osabohien, Romanus and Ewetan , O. O. (2019) Economic growth, air pollution and health outcomes in Nigeria: A moderated mediation model. Cogent Social Sciences, 6. pp. 1-14. ISSN (Print) 2331-1886

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The third of the sustainable development goals is to ensure healthy living and promote well-being for all by 2030. The Nigerian government has made several efforts at achieving this goal. Economic experts have projected that the Nigerian economy must grow at a minimum rate of 6–8% yearly to catch up with global development and contribute positively to goals set by nations of the world. However, the attainment of high levels of economic growth could have implications for the attainment of other development objectives in the economy. One of such implications is pollution of the environment caused through productive activities. In carrying out productive activities, a cycle from production to consumption occurs to affect the release of emissions into the atmosphere and environment which in turn hampers health stability. In order to assess the cyclical effects of these economic relationships, this study adopted the use of a moderated mediation model. The model helped in the explanation of interactions among economic growth, air pollution and health performance. The interactions were analyzed with PROCESS macro, an analytical tool developed by Hayes. The study found air pollution and government expenditure on health as a significant interaction that affects health performance in Nigeria. Consequently, efforts by the government to ensure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 09:31
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 09:31

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