HUMAN HEALTH AND POVERTY: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF SELECTED SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES
Health is an important indicator of human capital that enhance the productivity of individuals. The objective of the study is to analyze the factors that affect human health. Poverty is one of the main indicators which affect the health badly. The purpose of this study is to find the impact of poverty, income and education on human health in South Asia for 1980-2017, applying panel OLS and fixed effects model. The results indicate that poverty is one of the main reason that adversely affects human health whereas healthcare services are helping to improve their health status. The findings also showed that education and individual’s income are also playing a vital role for better health in South Asia. The study suggests formulating policies which improve the healthcare facilities and education to reduce poverty.