Abstract/Details

Child mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh with special reference to excess mortality of girls

Muhuri, Pradip Kumar.  University of Pennsylvania. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1991. 9200376.

Abstract (summary)

The study examines the effects of family composition, the timing of subsequent conception of mother, season and various socioeconomic factors on male and female child mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh. The analysis of family composition effects demonstrates that parents do not treat sons and daughters as perfect substitutes. The presence of older sister(s) is associated with increased mortality of girls and lower mortality of boys. In contrast, the presence of older brothers is related to reduced mortality of girls but increased mortality of boys. Gestation of the younger sibling is a grave risk factor that increases mortality more for girls than for boys at ages 1-5. Another risk factor is the presence of a surviving younger sibling that elevates child mortality more in crowded households than in households which are not crowded. Mortality of children is lower in February and March than in other months. The average daily wage rate has a significant positive effect, but the price of rice has no significant effect on monthly mortality of children. These effects on child mortality act independently of one another.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Demographics
Classification
0938: Demographics
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
Child mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh with special reference to excess mortality of girls
Author
Muhuri, Pradip Kumar
Number of pages
161
Degree date
1991
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 52/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Preston, Samuel H.
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9200376
ProQuest document ID
303958158
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/303958158