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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 (2021) 58 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Toshiaki Aizawa Abstract Low- and middle-income countries in Asia have seen substantial improvements in infant mortality over the last three decades. This study examines the factors contributing to the improvement in infant survival in their first year in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, India...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 979–1005.
Published: 22 May 2020
...Wen Fan; Liying Luo Abstract The United States compares unfavorably with other high-income countries in infant mortality, which recent literature has attributed to the poor birth outcomes among disadvantaged (i.e., unmarried and less-educated) mothers. Describing and decomposing the trend...
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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 (2015) 52 (6): 2051–2052.
Published: 05 October 2015
...William H. James Moreover, it is clear that many forms of reproductive impairment (spontaneous miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal mortality, and infant mortality) are associated with high levels of testosterone (presumably of adrenal origin) in mothers (James 2013 , 2015 ). Thus...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 367–386.
Published: 04 February 2014
...Carolyn M. Moehling; Melissa A. Thomasson Abstract We take advantage of unique data on specific activities conducted under the Sheppard-Towner Act from 1924 through 1929 to focus on how public health interventions affected infant mortality. Interventions that provided one-on-one contact...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 341–366.
Published: 09 January 2014
...Emily Smith-Greenaway; Jenny Trinitapoli Abstract Contextual characteristics influence infant mortality above and beyond family-level factors. The widespread practice of polygyny is one feature of many sub-Saharan African contexts that may be relevant to understanding patterns of infant mortality...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 445–446.
Published: 09 March 2013
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 421–444.
Published: 14 November 2012
...Roland Pongou Abstract Infant mortality is higher in boys than girls in most parts of the world. This has been explained by sex differences in genetic and biological makeup, with boys being biologically weaker and more susceptible to diseases and premature death. At the same time, recent studies...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 495–520.
Published: 10 October 2012
...Daniel A. Powers Abstract I reexamine the epidemiological paradox of lower overall infant mortality rates in the Mexican-origin population relative to U.S.-born non-Hispanic whites using the 1995–2002 U.S. NCHS linked cohort birth-infant death files. A comparison of infant mortality rates among U.S...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 615–635.
Published: 17 October 2012
...Timothy B. Gage; Fu Fang; Erin O’Neill; Greg DiRienzo Abstract This research determines whether the observed decline in infant mortality with socioeconomic level, operationalized as maternal education (dichotomized as college or more, versus high school or less), is due to its “indirect” effect...
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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 (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 (1972) 9 (4): 603–615.
Published: 01 November 1972
...Robert M. Jiobu Abstract This study relates differential socioeconomic status between blacks and whites to racial differentiation in infant mortality rates. The basic assumption is that decreases in socioeconomic differentiation and related variables lead to decreases in the black—white 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 (1987) 24 (3): 299–322.
Published: 01 August 1987
...James C. Cramer DEMOGRAPHY© Volume 24, Number 3 August 1987 SOCIAL FACTORS AND INFANT MORTALITY: IDENTIFYING HIGH-RISK GROUPS AND PROXIMATE CAUSES James C. Cramer Sociology Department, University of California, Davis, California 95616 The infant mortality rate .. is regarded as one of the most...
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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 (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 (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...