Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Poverty and UndernutritionTheory, Measurement, and Policy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Svedberg

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292685

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198292686.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2017

On Reasons for Child Mortality and Anthropometric Failure

On Reasons for Child Mortality and Anthropometric Failure

Chapter:
(p.229) 15 On Reasons for Child Mortality and Anthropometric Failure
Source:
Poverty and Undernutrition
Author(s):

Peter Svedberg (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198292686.003.0015

An econometric model is set up with the aim of explaining the inter‐country difference in child mortality, and also in the prevalence of underweight among young children. The subsequent tests suggest that (low) per‐capita income is by far the most significant determinant of both mortality and underweight. Also, income‐level adjusted measurements of adult literacy, provision of basic public services (health care, sanitation, and safe water), and a dummy variable for sub‐Saharan African countries, turn out significant. All in all, the model explains some 80% of the inter‐country (73 observations) variation in child mortality. The test of child underweight is somewhat less powerful: per‐capita income, degree of urbanization, and a dummy for the six South Asian countries, explain some two‐thirds of the inter‐country variance.

Keywords:   Africa, Asia, child mortality, child underweight, health, literacy, public services, safe water, sanitation, urbanization

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .