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Prevalence and Costs of Childhood Diarrhoea in the Slums of Dhaka

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  • M. Jahangir Alam

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    This study seeks to identify the engineering, behavioural and socio-economic determinants of childhood diarrhoea and its duration and to compute the resulting costs borne by slum dwellers. The study is based on a survey of 480 households in 32 slums in Dhaka.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2432.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2010
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    Keywords: households; Diarrhoea; behavioural; socio-economic; slum dwellers; water supply; Child; Cost; Behavioural factors; Hurdle Model; Dhaka; NGO hygiene;

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    1. Cameron, A Colin & Trivedi, Pravin K, 1986. "Econometric Models Based on Count Data: Comparisons and Applications of Some Estimators and Tests," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 1(1), pages 29-53, January.
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    3. Jalan, Jyotsna & Ravallion, Martin, 2003. "Does piped water reduce diarrhea for children in rural India?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 153-173, January.
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