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dc.contributor.authorMaitra, Pushkaren_US
dc.contributor.authorPal, Sarmisthaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:26:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:26:19Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34662-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between early childbearing and child mortality in Bangladesh, a country where adolescent childbearing is of particular concern. We argue that effective use of specific health inputs could however significantly lower child mortality rates even among adolescent women. This offers an attractive policy option particularly when compared to the costly alternative of delaying age at marriage. In particular, we find that women having early childbirth tend to use health inputs differently from all other women. After correcting for this possible selectivity bias, the adverse effects of early childbirth on child mortality are reversed. The favourable effects of use of health inputs however continue remain statistically significant.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2841en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwJugendlicheen_US
dc.subject.stwKindersterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwBangladeschen_US
dc.titleEarly childbirth, health inputs and child mortality: recent evidence from Bangladeshen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn55583591Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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