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Health as an information good: the determinants of child nutrition and mortality during political and economic recovery in Uganda

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  • John Mackinnon
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    Uganda suffers from a high rate of child mortality which has improved little if at all in the last twenty years. The paper uses data from the 1992 Integrated Household Survey to model the determinants of child mortality and malnutrition. Parental beliefs about health have a strong and very highly significant influence on child mortality. Education and income also play a role, partly coming through its effect on beliefs, but early primary education seems to have little effect.

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    Paper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 1995-09.

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    Date of creation: 1995
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    Handle: RePEc:csa:wpaper:1995-09

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    1. Appleton, S., 2000. "Education and Health at the Household Level in Sub-Saharan Africa," Papers, Chicago - Graduate School of Business 33, Chicago - Graduate School of Business.
    2. Mackinnon, John & Reinikka, Ritva, 2000. "Lessons from Uganda on strategies to fight poverty," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 2440, The World Bank.
    3. Simon Appleton & John Hoddinott & John MacKinnon, 1996. "Education and health in sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(3), pages 307-339.
    4. Jean-Pierre Lachaud, 2001. "Les déterminants de l'évolution de la survie des enfants et la pauvreté au Burkina Faso : une approche micro-économétrique," Documents de travail, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV 60, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
    5. Jean-Pierre Lachaud, 2001. "Modélisation des déterminants de la mortalité des enfants et pauvreté aux Comores," Documents de travail, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV 53, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
    6. John Cockburn & Ibrahim Kasirye & Jane Kabubo-Mariara & Luca Tiberti & Gemma Ahaibwe, 2014. "Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda," Working Papers MPIA, PEP-MPIA 2014-03, PEP-MPIA.

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