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Type Working Paper - Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Title Socioeconomic inequalities in child mortality: comparisons across nine developing countries
Author(s)
Volume 78
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
URL https://www.who.int/entity/bulletin/archives/78(1)19.pdf
Abstract
This paper generates and analyses survey data on inequalities in mortality among infants and children aged under five years by consumption in Brazil, Coà te d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, and Viet Nam. The data were obtained from the Living Standards Measurement Study and the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey. Mortality rates were estimated directly where complete fertility histories were available and indirectly otherwise. Mortality distributions were compared between countries by means of concentration curves and concentration indices: dominance checks were carried out for all pairwise intercountry comparisons; standard errors were calculated for the concentration indices; and tests of intercountry differences in inequality were performed.

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