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Millennium development goals and structural stability of child mortality in Bangladesh

Kundu, Nobinkhor (2014): Millennium development goals and structural stability of child mortality in Bangladesh. Published in: Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy , Vol. 30, No. 1 (28 December 2014): pp. 271-284.

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The objective of this paper is to examine the stability of the under-five mortality child mortality hypothesis for Bangladesh over the period 1981 to 2013. However, due to Growth of female literacy rate and per capita gross national income does help reduce child mortality in the Bangladesh, and shows the stable relationship between them can change over time. Over the last decades across states a can be attributed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for target reducing the under-5 mortality by two-thirds of Bangladesh. Using the time-series data, 1981-2013 period, and applying unit root test and Chow test. Using the Chow test, the paper finds that the child mortality function does not maintain stability between pre and post-MDG period. The finding of the study has strong implication in appropriate policy responses need to recognize that a given level of growth is consistent with different rates of child mortality reduction to achieve basic demographic goals in Bangladesh.

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