Macroeconomic Implications of Low Life Expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa Nations: A Panel Technique Approach

Popoola Oladayo Timothy
2018 Social Sciences  
This paper concerned with the understanding of major determinants of life expectancy in selected Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries (Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria and Congo Republic) for the period of 2000-2015. The study found that improved water supply and its quality; sanitation, access to toilet facilities and clean environment; and improving the living standard and citizens' ability to meet basic needs are all positive and statistically
more » ... stically significant to higher life expectancy at birth of citizens in these nations. These empirical findings therefore call for effective policy to be directed at providing water and sanitation facilities, and reducing pollution to improve longevity in SSA countries so as to enhance her regional economic productivities.
doi:10.11648/ fatcat:twhzwie6wrhspdhe5vhfmi3koi