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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 (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): 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): 445–446.
Published: 09 March 2013
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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 (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 and...
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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 (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 (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 for...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 and then...
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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 (1979) 16 (3): 455–473.
Published: 01 August 1979
...Alberto Palloni Abstract The paper presents new estimates of infant mortality for Colombia and El Salvador for the years 1950–1970. These estimates are obtained by using a technique which improves on Brass’s method in that it suppresses the assumption of constant mortality and introduces instead...
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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...
Includes: Supplementary data
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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...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 2051–2052.
Published: 05 October 2015
...William H. James 18 9 2015 5 10 2015 © Population Association of America 2015 2015 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...