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Exploring the Impact of Environmental Degradation on Life Expectancy in Bangladesh: An ARDL Bounds test Approach Saddam Hossain, Mt. Ayesha Siddika, Israt Jahan Koly & Khaleda Akter

Exploring the Impact of Environmental Degradation on Life Expectancy in Bangladesh: An ARDL Bounds test Approach

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Saddam Hossain, Mt. Ayesha Siddika, Israt Jahan Koly & Khaleda Akter

Abstract

Environmental degradation affects the health status of many people all over the world. Bangladesh is one of the most polluted countries, and every year 96,000 children died before reaching their fifth birthday because of environmental pollution. The present study has attempted to explore the pollution effect on the life expectancy of Bangladesh by analyzing the annual data from 1974 to 2014. The study has relied on the ARDL bounds test for checking the long-run association that can allow the admixture of I(0) and I(1) series (but inapplicable for I(2) series). The study scrutinized the unit root problems by running the widely used Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) test. Besides, other essential tests associated with the ARDL, like the normality test, serial correlation test, heteroskedasticity test, model specification test, and parameter stability test were also performed. The study found a significant negative impact of environmental degradation on life expectancy both in the short- and long-run. Therefore, the study suggests the proper implementation of environmental protection laws and regulations.

 Keywords: Environmental degradation, life expectancy, Bangladesh, ARDL bounds test.

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Title: Exploring the Impact of Environmental Degradation on Life Expectancy in Bangladesh: An ARDL Bounds test Approach
Author: Saddam Hossain, Mt. Ayesha Siddika, Israt Jahan Koly & Khaleda Akter
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
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ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4266173
Media: Online
Volume: 4
Issue: 12
Acceptance Date: 06/11/2020
Date of Publication: 10/11/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/626.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 69-79
First Page: 69
Last Page: 79
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Saddam Hossain, Mt. Ayesha Siddika, Israt Jahan Koly & Khaleda Akter (2020). Exploring the Impact of Environmental Degradation on Life Expectancy in Bangladesh: An ARDL Bounds test Approach. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(12), 69-79. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4266173

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Saddam Hossain, M. SC., Department of Economics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.Email: khaleda.nur.econju@gamil.com

Mt. Ayesha Siddika, MSS student, Department of Economics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj-8100, Bangladesh.

Israt Jahan Koly, MSS student, Department of Economics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj-8100, Bangladesh.

Khaleda Akter (corresponding author), Lecturer, Department of Economics, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna-6600, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4266173