University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Effects of birth interval on child mortality: evidence from a sequential analysis.

Makepeace, G and Pal, S (2006) Effects of birth interval on child mortality: evidence from a sequential analysis. World Health Popul, 8 (2). pp. 69-82.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Unlike most existing studies, this paper examines the effects of birth interval on child mortality in a sequential framework. Birth spacing is captured by the length of time since the birth of the last child and the time varying covariates identifying the arrival of a younger sibling during any month after the birth of the present child. We use an instrumental variable method to reduce the endogeneity bias and compare the hazard estimates of child survival with and without instruments for birth spacing. These instrumented sequential results not only reaffirm the static inverse relationship, but also emphasize that the inverse relationship between birth interval and child mortality crucially depends on both the gender and the birth order of the child.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Makepeace, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pal, Ss.pal@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2006
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:11
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/817879

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800