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Published: 20 June 2012
Fig. 2 Infant mortality rate (IMR) and early childhood mortality (CHMORT) in the Netherlands, 1859–1939. The data are from Central Bureau of Statistics ( 2001 ); computations are based on Tabeau et al. ( 1994 ) More
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Demography (2007) 44 (3): 441–457.
Published: 01 August 2007
... immigrants, resulting in artificially low recorded death rates for the Mexican-origin population. In this paper, we calculate detailed age-specific infant mortality rates by maternal race/ethnicity and nativity for two important reasons: (1) it is extremely unlikely that women of Mexican origin would migrate...
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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 827–850.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Ellen Van De Poel; Owen O'donnell; Eddy Van Doorslaer Abstract The rural-urban gap in infant mortality rates is explained by using a new decomposition method that permits identification of the contribution of unobserved heterogeneity at the household and the community level. Using Demographic...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 489–498.
Published: 01 November 2000
...Patricio Solís; Starling G. Pullum; W. Parker Frisbie Abstract Most demographic studies use 2,500 grams of birth weight and 37 weeks of gestation as cutpoints for evaluating the effects of adverse birth outcomes on infant mortality. We propose an alternative strategy, which relies on continuous...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 639–660.
Published: 01 November 1991
...Douglas Forbes; W. Parker Frisbie Abstract Using a half-century of death records from San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, we examine the timing and cause structure of Spanish surname and Anglo infant mortality. Our findings show that despite the substantial disparities between ethnic-specific infant...
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Demography (1988) 25 (2): 289–306.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Patricia A. Watterson Abstract Infant mortality in England and Wales only began its secular decline at the beginning of this century, although mortality among those aged 1–4 began to decline earlier. The 1911 Census of Fertility provides the basis for estimates of infant mortality among...
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Demography (1984) 21 (3): 309–321.
Published: 01 August 1984
...Isaac W. Eberstein; Jan Reese Parker Abstract This research examines racial disparities in infant mortality, overall and separately according to cause of death. Using linked birth and death records for the 1975 cohort of live births in Florida, racial differences are initially described...
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Demography (1986) 23 (4): 525–542.
Published: 01 November 1986
...Fred C. Pampel, Jr.; Vijayan K. Pillai 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1986 1986 Infant Mortality Income Inequality Prenatal Care Neonatal Mortality Gini Coefficient References Anderson , J. G. ( 1973 ). Causal models and social indicators...
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Demography (1982) 19 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 August 1982
...Paul D. Frenzen; Dennis P. Hogan Abstract Demographic and social factors affecting infant mortality in rural northern Thailand are examined using log-linear modifiedmultiple regression models and data drawn from a representative sample of married couples in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces...
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Demography (1986) 23 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 1986
...Julie DaVanzo; Jean-Pierre Habicht Abstract Individual-level retrospective data from the Malaysian Family Life Survey are used to examine why the infant mortality rate (IMR) has declined rapidly in Malaysia since World War II. Substantial increases in mothers’ education and improvements in water...
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Demography (1990) 27 (3): 413–430.
Published: 01 August 1990
...Isaac W. Eberstein; Charles B. Nam; Robert A. Hummer Abstract We examine infant mortality among the 1980–1982 live birth cohorts in the state of Florida, specific to five categories of underlying cause of death: infections, perinatal conditions, delivery complications, congenital malformations...
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Demography (1988) 25 (4): 581–595.
Published: 01 November 1988
...Julie DaVanzo Abstract Household data from Malaysia are used to assess the roles of a number of mortality correlates in explaining the inverse relationship between the infant mortality rate (IMR) and socioeconomic development. Increases in mothers’ education and improvements in water and sanitation...
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Demography (1988) 25 (4): 597–609.
Published: 01 November 1988
...Hallie J. Kintner Abstract This article investigates how sociodemographic, economic, medical, and public health factors influence infant mortality by using data about German administrative areas from 1871 to 1933. Marital fertility has the largest impact on infant mortality, followed...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 335–343.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Richard G. Rogers Abstract This article examines ethnic differences in cause-specific infant mortality, using linked birth and infant death records from a cohort of New Mexican singleton infants, 1980–1983. The research, which applies log-linear analysis, focuses on the combined influences...
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Demography (1987) 24 (3): 299–322.
Published: 01 August 1987
...James C. Cramer 9 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1987 1987 Birth Weight Infant Mortality Social Factor Prenatal Care Infant Death References Baldwin , W. , & Cain , V. S. ( 1980 ). The children of teenage parents . Family Planning...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 February 1988
...Fred C. Pampel; Vijayan Pillai 27 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1988 1988 Infant Mortality Neonatal Mortality Measure Poverty Teenage Birth Reduce Infant Mortality Reference Cramer , J. C. ( 1987 ). Social factors and infant mortality: Identifying...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 February 1988
...Arline T. Geronimus; Sanders D. Korenman 27 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1988 1988 Infant Mortality Neonatal Mortality Gini Coefficient Fertility Decline Gross National Product References Bloom , D. E. , & Trussell , J. ( 1984 ). What...
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Demography (1981) 18 (4): 695–713.
Published: 01 November 1981
...Michael Grossman; Steven Jacobowitz Abstract The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the causes of the rapid decline in the infant mortality rate in the United States in the period after 1963. The roles of four public policies are considered: Medicaid, subsidized family planning services...
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Demography (1977) 14 (4): 391–409.
Published: 01 November 1977
...John Knodel; Hallie Kintner Abstract A major assumption of the biometric analysis of infant mortality as developed by Bourgeois-Pichat is that the age structure of infant deaths after the first month of life is virtually constant across time and cultures. Reanalysis of results from studies which...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 675–699.
Published: 01 November 2003
..., although decreasingly so, at higher levels of socioeconomic status. To minimize problems with reverse causality, I tested competing hypotheses for observed socioeconomic gradients for infant mortality outcomes. I found no support for the income-inequality hypothesis and negligible support...