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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 (2015) 52 (6): 2051–2052.
Published: 05 October 2015
... suboptimality . Journal of Theoretical Biology , 364 , 316 – 320 . 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.09.027 . Pongou , R. ( 2013 ). Why is infant mortality higher in boys than girls? A new hypothesis based on preconception environment and evidence from a large sample of twins . Demography , 50 , 421 – 444...
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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): 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 (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 (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 (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 (1970) 7 (2): 235–240.
Published: 01 May 1970
...John Stoeckel Abstract Infant mortality trends in a rural area of East Pakistan are analyzed utilizing the Bogue pregnancy history technique. The findings indicate that infant mortality has declined slightly over 20 percent between 1958 and 1967. The existence of development programs in women’s...
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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 (1969) 6 (4): 425–433.
Published: 01 November 1969
...Helen C. Chase Abstract The physical development of the live born infant is the single most important variable governing its survival: infant mortality among those weighing 2,500 grams (5 1/2 pounds) or less at birth is 17 times the mortality among those weighing more than 2,500 grams at birth...
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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 (1975) 12 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 1975
...Eui Hang Shin Abstract This paper examines the trends and variations in the black-white differentials in infant mortality in ten selected Southern states during the 1940–1970 period. The patterns observed from the Southern states are compared with those observed from seven selected Northern states...
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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 (2022) 59 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Matthew P. Forsstrom Abstract This research note documents that progress against infant mortality in the United States has stalled in the twenty-first century among infants born to White non-Hispanic women without a bachelor's degree. In contrast, the mortality rate fell considerably among infants...
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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 (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...