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Demography (2022) 59 (5): 1873–1909.
Published: 01 October 2022
... families via the welfare state. How much do children—and which children—benefit from social spending? Using the State-by-State Spending on Kids Dataset, linked to National Vital Statistics System birth data from 1998 to 2017, we examine how state-level child spending affects infant health across maternal...
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Demography (2022) 59 (6): 2025–2051.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Florencia Torche; Jenna Nobles Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a large toll on population health and well-being. We examine the consequences of prenatal exposure for infant health, through which the pandemic may have lasting intergenerational effects. We examine multiple pathways by which...
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Demography (2013) 50 (4): 1315–1339.
Published: 12 April 2013
...Kasey S. Buckles; Joseph Price Abstract Previous research has found a positive relationship between marriage and infant health, but it is unclear whether this relationship is causal or a reflection of positive selection into marriage. We use multiple empirical approaches to address this issue...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 83–111.
Published: 09 January 2015
...Kathryn Kost; Laura Lindberg Abstract The premise that unintended childbearing has significant negative effects on the behavior of mothers and on the health of infants strongly influences public health policy and much of current research on reproductive behaviors. Yet, the evidence base presents...
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Demography (2011) 48 (2): 425–436.
Published: 30 April 2011
...Miguel Ceballos Abstract A significant body of research on minority health shows that although Latino immigrants experience unexpectedly favorable outcomes in maternal and infant health, this advantage deteriorates with increased time of residence in the United States. This study evaluates...
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Demography (1982) 19 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 August 1982
.... Demographic factors do not account for the effects of variations in parental ability or willingness to provide adequate infant care. The final model estimated incorporated both these social dimensions of child care. Parental ability, measured by father’s social class, mother’s health information, and local...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 701–720.
Published: 23 February 2017
...Robert M. Gonzalez; Donna Gilleskie Abstract Researchers and policymakers often rely on the infant mortality rate as an indicator of a country’s health. Despite arguments about its relevance, uniform measurement of infant mortality is necessary to guarantee its use as a valid measure of population...
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Demography (1987) 24 (2): 229–244.
Published: 01 May 1987
...Theodore Joyce Abstract This paper examines the impact of induced abortion on birth outcomes by treating abortion as an endogenous input into the production of infant health. To gauge the direct and indirect effects of abortion, three measures of infant health are considered simultaneously...
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Demography (2018) 55 (1): 271–294.
Published: 30 January 2018
...Martin Flatø Abstract With high rates of infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, investments in infant health are subject to tough prioritizations within the household, in which maternal preferences may play a part. How these preferences will affect infant mortality as African women have ever-lower...
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Demography (1993) 30 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Linda S. Adair; Barry M. Popkin; David K. Guilkey Abstract Breast-feeding duration has important effects on a wide array of demographic and maternal and infant health outcomes. This study uses a discrete-time logit hazards model to explore the relationship of biological, sociodemographic, health...
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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2001–2024.
Published: 02 November 2018
...Katherine Eriksson; Gregory T. Niemesh; Melissa Thomasson Abstract Accurate vital statistics are required to understand the evolution of racial disparities in infant health and the causes of rapid secular decline in infant mortality during the early twentieth century. Unfortunately, U.S. infant...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1647–1680.
Published: 01 September 2020
... detectable biological reductions in fecundity, as well as large strategic changes in reproductive behavior to temporally align childbearing with reduced risk to infant health. The behavioral effects are larger for more-educated and older women, which may reflect facilitated access to information...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1177–1202.
Published: 10 June 2011
..., to estimate the effects of the birth of a child with a severe health problem on the likelihood that the infant’s father engages in illegal activities. We conduct a number of auxiliary analyses to examine exogeneity assumptions. We find that having an infant born with a severe health condition increases...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2000
... on siblings to control for unmeasured factors that may confound estimates of the effect of pregnancy intentions on infant and child outcomes. Results from our study indicate that unwanted pregnancy is associated with prenatal and postpartum maternal behaviors that adversely affect infant and child health...
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Demography (1999) 36 (3): 339–353.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Shawn Malia Kanaiaupuni; Katharine M. Donato Abstract We apply multilevel methods to data from Mexico to examine how village migration patterns affect infant survival outcomes in origins. We argue that migration is a cumulative process with varying health effects at different stages of its...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 37–49.
Published: 01 February 2022
...). Pregnancy intention Maternal health Infant outcomes Health policy Preventing unintended or unplanned pregnancies has long been a cornerstone of U.S. reproductive health policy, partially because infant and maternal outcomes are better after a planned versus an unplanned pregnancy ( Brown...
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Published: 19 July 2013
Fig. 1 Predicted probabilities of homelessness from models that interact severe infant health condition with fair market rent, at selected percentiles (and dollar values) of fair market rent More
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Demography (2013) 50 (6): 2227–2253.
Published: 19 July 2013
...Fig. 1 Predicted probabilities of homelessness from models that interact severe infant health condition with fair market rent, at selected percentiles (and dollar values) of fair market rent ...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 675–699.
Published: 01 November 2003
... , 231 – 47 . 10.2307/2061742 Deaton A. ( 2002 ). Policy Implications of the Gradient of Health and Wealth . Health Affairs , 21 ( 2 ), 13 – 30 . 10.1377/hlthaff.21.2.13 Din-Dzietham R. , & Hertz-Picciotto I. ( 1998 ). Infant Mortality Differences Between Whites...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 341–366.
Published: 09 January 2014
...) conditions the survival disadvantage for children living in polygynous families (i.e., compared with monogamous families). We use data from Demographic and Health Surveys to estimate multilevel hazard models that identify associations between infant mortality and region-level prevalence of polygyny...
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