Yousuf, Ahmed Sadek (2012): Impact of Health Aid on Infant Mortality Rate.
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This paper examines the relationship between health aid and infant mortality, using data from in total 135 countries, between 1975 and 2010. According to the findings, aid comes to have a statistically significant and positive effect on infant mortality rate, as doubling of aid leads to an approximately 1.3% reduction in infant mortality rates. Thus for an average aid recipient country, doubling per capita aid leads to a reduction of about 790 deaths per million live births in a particular year. This effect, in comparison to the set goals of the Millennium Development Goals, is small and may not be enough to ensure that the MDG targets are met by 2015.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Impact of Health Aid on Infant Mortality Rate|
|English Title:||Impact of Health Aid on Infant Mortality Rate|
|Keywords:||Health Aid; Infant Mortality Rate; System GMM|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F35 - Foreign Aid
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C33 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||A.S. Yousuf|
|Date Deposited:||06. Dec 2012 13:52|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 13:39|
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