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Demography (2019) 56 (3): 1131–1159.
Published: 28 May 2019
.... Models that relate child mortality to mortality at other ages are important because almost all countries have measures of child mortality. A general, parameterizable component model (SVD-Comp) of mortality is defined using the singular value decomposition and calibrated to the relationship between child...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1551–1561.
Published: 17 April 2013
...Emily Smith-Greenaway Abstract Mother’s formal schooling—even at the primary level—is associated with lower risk of child mortality, although the reasons why remain unclear. This study examines whether mother’s reading skills help to explain the association in Nigeria. Using data from the...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1521–1549.
Published: 10 July 2013
... over women’s life course and investigate the relationship between single motherhood and child mortality in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Although a mere 5 % of women in Ethiopia have a premarital birth, one in three women in Liberia will become mothers before first marriage. Compared with...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 965–988.
Published: 20 June 2012
... fertility Child mortality Real wages Unemployment The Netherlands Conflict theory is the major alternative to functionalism as an approach to study the structure of societies. Where functionalists see interdependence and unity in society, conflict theorists see groups fighting for power...
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Demography (1983) 20 (3): 391–405.
Published: 01 August 1983
...James Trussell; Randall Olsen Abstract In a previous issue of this journal, Olsen proposed a technique for quantifying the fertility response to child mortality. To estimate the extent of child replacement, one needs data only on the number of children ever born and the number of child deaths for...
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Demography (1983) 20 (4): 607–621.
Published: 01 November 1983
... Preston-Palloni technique was used. A major result is that differential child mortality widened appreciably between about 1959 and about 1968. Factors leading to mortality decline were possibly unequally spread by geographic region, rural-urban residence, ethnic groups, and educational groups. Guatemala...
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Demography (1987) 24 (1): 43–60.
Published: 01 February 1987
...Anne R. Pebley; Paul W. Stupp Abstract In this paper, we investigate the association of child mortality with maternal age, parity, birth spacing, and socioeconomic status, in a sample of Guatemalan children who were included in a public health intervention program. Our results indicate that...
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Demography (1984) 21 (3): 323–337.
Published: 01 August 1984
...Evelyn Lehrer Abstract Child mortality may affect spacing through biological and behavioral channels. The death of a child may elicit a desire to have another one soon; further, it may interrupt breastfeeding and shorten the sterile period following childbirth. The hypothesis that the child...
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Demography (1983) 20 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 February 1983
...James Trussell; Charles Hammerslough Abstract The purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to provide a complete self-contained exposition of estimating life tables with covariates through the use of hazards models, and (b) to illustrate this technique with a substan-tive analysis of child mortality...
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Demography (1980) 17 (4): 429–443.
Published: 01 November 1980
...Randall J. Olsen Abstract This article rigorously derives the properties of the regression of births on child deaths. It is shown how the raw regression coefficient may be corrected for the effects of fertility on mortality so that the rate at which dead children are replaced may be estimated. The...
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Demography (1977) 14 (4): 581–590.
Published: 01 November 1977
...Anne D. Williams Abstract Recent studies of the impact of child mortality on children ever born have used the “replacement factor” to measure mortality. When microlevel data are used, however, use of the replacement factor (or other variables which are nonlinear in the family’s experienced child...
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Demography (2015) 52 (5): 1701.
Published: 25 September 2015
...? Child Mortality in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS Service Expansion Springer sincerely regrets this typesetting error. ...
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Demography (2014) 51 (3): 811–834.
Published: 25 April 2014
... inference and misleading results. In this article, we propose an integrated multilevel spatial approach for Poisson models of discrete responses. In an empirical example of child mortality in 1880 Newark, New Jersey, we compare this multilevel spatial approach with the more typical aspatial multilevel...
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Demography (2019) 56 (5): 1765–1790.
Published: 07 October 2019
..., provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Child mortality Maternal education Universal primary education Instrumental variable method Africa Child survival is a key...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 467–475.
Published: 01 November 2000
... high child mortality in the Hispanic population, higher than for non-Hispanic whites but not significantly different than among nonwhite non-Hispanics (mostly African Americans). Hispanic rural farm populations in California, Texas, and Arizona experienced high mortality, but not as high as other...
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Demography (1992) 29 (2): 305–318.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., once the confounding effects of prematurity are removed. The risks associated with short conception intervals are confined to children who are also high birth order; they persist in the presence of controls for prior familial child mortality, breast-feeding, mother’s age, and socioeconomic status. In...
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Demography (2002) 39 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Rebecca Sear; Fiona Steele; Ian A. McGregor; Ruth Mace Abstract We analyzed data that were collected continuously between 1950 and 1974 from a rural area of the Gambia to determine the effects of kin on child mortality. Multilevel event-history models were used to demonstrate that having a living...
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Demography (1996) 33 (1): 98–110.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Pradip K. Muhuri Abstract This paper estimates the net effect of seasonality on child mortality in Matlab. Results suggest that childhood mortality was well above the average monthly level in the hot, dry month of April and in November, the first harvest month of the aman crop. It was found to be...
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Demography (1972) 9 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 August 1972
...T. Paul Schultz Abstract A detailed analysis of survey data collected in 1961–1962 for a sample of 4200 families in central East Pakistan produced consistent and reasonable estimates of birth and death rates for the preceding decade. Extremely high levels of infant and child mortality declined...
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Demography (1975) 12 (1): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 1975
...S. K. Gaisie Abstract This paper attempts to measure infant and child mortality levels and also to determine their structure by utilizing the results of the 1968–1969 National Demographic Sample Survey which was conducted under the directorship of the author. Among the major problems encountered in...