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Inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan: Across-region study

Ebaidalla M. Ebaidalla

No wp-2019-86, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This study aims to examine the drivers of inequality of opportunity in health outcome among children below 5 years of age, using the Sudanese 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. It investigates the variation in inequality across and within regions, decomposing inequality into a portion that is due to inequality of opportunity and a portion due to other factors, such as random variations in health. The results of the generalized entropy measures indicate that the overall inequality in child health is high, particularly in poor and conflict-affected regions.

Keywords: Health; Children; Inequality of opportunities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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