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Title:How macroeconomic instability lowers child survival PDF Logo
Authors:Guillaumont, Patrick
Korachais, Catherine
Subervie, Julie
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.51
Abstract:The reduction of child mortality is one of the most universally accepted Millennium Goals. However, there is a significant debate on the means of reaching it and its realism with regard to the situation in most of the least developed countries. The recommendations made for the achievement of this goal are mainly medical ones. However, without underestimating the importance of these measures, in particular vaccinations, it seems increasingly obvious that the rate of reduction of child mortality is mainly determined by the evolution of macroeconomic environment. The influence of per capita income level on mortality is frequently underlined. But a given income growth does not have the same effect on child survival if it is stable or unstable. Indeed, rises and falls of income probably have asymmetrical effects on mortality. The purpose of this analysis is precisely to show how macroeconomic instability influences the evolution of child mortality. The analysis is based on a panel.
Subjects:MDGs
mortality
children
health
JEL:I10
O11
ISBN:978-92-9230-099-9
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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