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Child mortality

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Angola

Determinants of child mortality in Angola: an econometric analysis

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2011)

Master thesis in Economics. Bergen: University of Bergen 112 p.

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The aim of this thesis is to investigate determinants of child mortality in the regions of Luanda and Uíge in Angola. The country has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. The literature on the subject has found extensive variation in causes of death between and within countries, and knowledge on local conditions is a prerequisite for shaping sound and efficient policies addressing the problem.

The analysis is conducted using data collected jointly by the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica (CEIC) in 2010. In the descriptive analysis, I find large differences in infant and under-five mortality between wealth quintiles, education levels and households belonging to different public health facilities. In the econometric analysis, OLS, Poisson and binary logit models are estimated using both number of infant and under-five children dead as the dependent variable. The analysis puts particular emphasis on the effect of wealth, education, use and access to health services. While I find no effect of wealth, education, use and access to delivery services are found to be significant determinants of child mortality. All calculations and estimations are conducted using STATA version 11.1.

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Book Chapter

Conclusions

Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015) in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 174-198

Book Chapter

Angola: negative peace and autocracy in the shadow of impunity

Camila Gianella Malca and Elin Skaar (2015) in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 149-173

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Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Lifetime QALY prioritarianism in priority setting: Quantification of the inherent trade-off

Ottersen, T., O. Mæstad, and O. F. Norheim (forthcoming) in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Lifetime QALY prioritarianism in priority setting: Quantification of the inherent trade-off

Ottersen, Trygve; Mæstad, Ottar; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. (2014) in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation vol. 12 no. 2

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Angola Brief

Angola health survey: Opportunities to reduce maternal and newborn mortality

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 3) 4 p.

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