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Child mortality, wealth and education: direct versus indirect effects

Hala Abou-Ali

No 114, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: Controlling for the Egyptian household choice of health infrastructure (i.e., sanitation facility and water accessibility) is done by means of a discrete choice approach consistent with the random utility model. Evidence of the importance of the indirect effect of the source of drinking water on child mortality is found. Furthermore, changes in wealth and education levels are assessed taking into consideration a priori the choice of health infrastructure. The analysis suggests that wealth and education contribute to the child mortality reduction.

Keywords: Child mortality; Discrete choice; Elasticity; Water and sanitation; Wealth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 D12 I12 I21 N35 R22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2003-10-15
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