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Are Maternal and Child Care Programs Reaching the Poorest Regions in the Philippines?

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  • Rouselle F. Lavado

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  • Leizel P. Lagrada

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While the national average for maternal and child health services utilization shows improvement, the Philippines is yet to achieve the MDG targets for maternal and child health. This study shows inequality in maternal and child health services utilization across economic classes and across regions. Moreover, based on regional Gini coefficient, there are various patterns of utilization and concentration of services across living standards. Interventions to increase the uptake of maternal and child health services based on these patterns are recommended.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Development Economics Working Papers with number 22642.

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Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:eab:develo:22642

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Keywords: maternal and child care; utilization; access; Inequality;

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  1. Filmer, Deon & Pritchett, Lant, 1998. "Estimating wealth effects without expenditure data - or tears : with an application to educational enrollments in states of India," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 1994, The World Bank.
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  1. Layug, Allan S., 2009. "Triangulation Framework for Local Service Delivery," Discussion Papers, Philippine Institute for Development Studies DP 2009-37, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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