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Aims/ Objectives: To determine whether oil rent is a curse for the health of populations in Africa.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Oil-producing African countries over the period 2000-2015.
Methodology: Using the Random effects (RE) and the Two Stages Least Square (2SLS) estimators on a sample of 18 Oil-producing African countries.
Results: The results show that oil rent has a negative effect on life expentancy.
Conclusion: The fact that oil-producing African countries have a source of revenue that does not depend on taxation, means that the governments of these countries do not make health an important part of public policy.
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