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dc.contributor.authorLayte, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorClyne, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-30T10:01:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-30T10:01:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50172-
dc.description.abstractIrish perinatal mortality rates have been falling steadily for a number of decades but evidence from the 1980s showed pronounced differentials in mortality rates across socio-economic groups. Between 1995 and 2007 Irish gross national product increased from 60 per cent of the EU average to 110 per cent. Real incomes increased across the income distribution during this period but income inequality between the top and bottom income deciles increased. This paper examines whether this increase in affluence led to an overall improvement in Irish perinatal mortality rates and the extent to which any improvement was shared across socio-economic groups. This task is complicated by demographic change in Ireland since the 1980s and its interaction with the birth registration process. Overall perinatal mortality rates have fallen from 14 per 1,000 in 1984 to 7 per 1,000 in 2006. Without adjusting for demographic change differentials between professional and unskilled/unemployed groups have decreased from 1.99 to 1.79. Adjusted estimates suggest the real differential has decreased to 1.88.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherESRI Dublinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesESRI working paper 312en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwangerschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKindersterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwIrlanden_US
dc.titleDid the celtic tiger decrease socio-economic differentials in perinatal mortality in Ireland?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609584324en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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