in Life Expectancy at Birth 1990 - 2000 versus Per Capita Gov.
Expenditures for Health in 2001, by province
Source: China Statistical Yearbook,
2003, Life Expectancy: Table 4-17, p.118; GDP (2002): Table 3-9, p.63;
GDP (2001): China Statistical Yearbook, 2002, Table 3-9
Note: There are only 30 provinces in the figure, because the province
of Chongqing did not exist in 1990.
Are the great differences in the increase
of average life expectancy between Chinese provinces related to the
government's health expenditures? As we can see from the
cross-sectional data of 30 provinces visualized in the figure above,
there is no relationship between per capita health expenditure of the
government in a particular province in 2001 and the increase of
average life expectancy between 1990 and 2001.