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dc.contributor.authorMuttunga, Clive J.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the determinants of infant and child mortality in Kenya. It specifically examines how infant and child mortality is related to the household’s environmental and socio-economic characteristics, such as mother’s education, source of drinking water, sanitation facility, type of cooking fuels and access to electricity. A hazard rate framework is used to analyze the determinants of child mortality. Duration models are easily applicable to the problem of child mortality as this class of models straightforwardly accounts for problems like right-censoring, structural modeling and time varying covariates which traditional econometric techniques cannot handle adequately. A household’s environmental and socio-economic characteristics are found to have significant impact on child mortality. Policies aimed at achieving the goal of reduced child mortality should be directed on improving the household’s environmental and or socio-economic status if this goal is to be realized.en_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2007/83en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfant mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordneo-natal mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordduration modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordsurvival analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordfailure functionen_US
dc.subject.keywordduration modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordhazard rateen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental determinants of child mortality in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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