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Socioeconomic determinants of child mortality:Evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey

Khan, Rana Ejaz Ali and Bari, Khadija Malik and Raza, Muhammad Ali (2018): Socioeconomic determinants of child mortality:Evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey. Published in: Business Review , Vol. 2, No. 13 (1 December 2018): pp. 34-50.

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Abstract

This paper attempts to highlight socioeconomic determinants of child mortality in Pakistan. Binary logistic regression is applied to 7297 observations from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13. The results reveal that probability of child mortality decreases with greater birth-interval, child’s large size at birth, more family members, mother’s education, mother’s ownership of assets and mother’s decision-making at the household level. Policy makers can work to improve mothers’ characteristics such as fertility behavior, education, empowerment and decision-making at the household level, to reduce child mortality.

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