Essays in Development Economics and Global HealthKumulative Dissertation
Datum der mündl. Prüfung:2023-09-14
Betreuer:Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer
Gutachter:Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs
Gutachter:Prof. Dr. S.V. Subramanian
Name:Thesis Essays in Development and Health Econ...pdf
EnglischThe chapters in this dissertation provide insights into different aspects of the SDG research agenda. The chapters also both incorporate publicly available secondary data sources as well as newly collected survey data. Depending on the chapter, analyses were done either for a pooled sample or a single country. Chapters II-V address questions around SDGs #2 Zero Hunger and #3 Good Health and Well-Being, by incorporating secondary data from between 56-61 different low- and middle-income countries in pooled analyses. Chapter VI addresses the interface of SDGs #1 No poverty and #3 Good Health and Well-Being by looking at the Kenyan labor market impacts from COVID-19 mobility restrictions. While Kenya has been subject to extensive development research before, it is important to highlight that there are certain restrictions regarding representability of Chapter VI for other low-and middle-income countries, given that Kenya varies considerably in terms of social structure, culture, and political environment from other African countries, let alone other LMICs from Asia or South America.
Keywords: Development Economics; Global Health; Public Health; Dietary Diversity