Government revenue, quality of governance and child and maternal survival

Stephen Hall, Marisol Lopez, Stuart William Murray, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare

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This paper considers the effect of government revenue and the quality of governance on the under-five and maternal survival rates. A non-linear panel data study was undertaken using annual data for every country in the world. The study's broad conclusion is that while government resources, measured as total revenue received by a country's government, is essential, the quality of governance is even more critical in determining a good outcome for both mother and child.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Economics Letters
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date9 Sept 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Sept 2021


  • Quality of governance
  • Child survival
  • Maternal survival
  • Government revenue


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