Exploring the Empirical Link Between Globalization, Health and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
An Autogressive Distributed Lag Model
This paper explored the link between globalisation, health and sustainable development in Nigeria by examining the effects of globalisation on population health, and subsequently traced its transitory effect on sustainable development. The study is founded on a combination of Modernisation theory and endogenous mortality and life expectancy. The Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bound testing approach to cointegration method of estimation was employed in the empirical analysis given the outcome of the order of integration of variables in the model, which run between order zero and order one (I (0) and I (1)). Findings revealed that global factors negatively and significantly determine population health; Nigeria currently lies in the negative quadrant of the effects of these factors, and this has adverse effects on efforts towards sustainable development.