The Role of Consanguineous Marriage on the Success of Asia and the Failure of Africa: Panel Neural Network Analysis
18 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2009
Date Written: October 19, 2009
In our study, development experiences towards economic development are investigated to provide an alternative analysis of economic development, human capital and genetic inheritance in light of consanguineous marriages. The countries analyzed in the study are discussed in accordance with consanguineous marriages. Neural network and panel data analysis are used for analysis of the relationship among consanguineous marriage, economic development, human capital and infant mortality. The results provide empirical findings suggesting that the negative effects of consanguineous marriages and infant mortality on economic development cannot be rejected for the analyzed countries, whereas the negative impact significantly increases for the analyzed African countries.
Keywords: Economic Development, Human Genetics, Cansanguine Marriage, Neural Network, Panel Data Analysis
JEL Classification: O0, R0, D80
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation