Are Maternal and Child Care Programs Reaching the Poorest Regions in the Philippines?
AbstractWhile 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2008-30.
Date of creation: 2008
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utilization; inequality; maternal and child care; access;
Other versions of this item:
- Rouselle F. Lavado & Leizel P. Lagrada, 2008. "Are Maternal and Child Care Programs Reaching the Poorest Regions in the Philippines?," Development Economics Working Papers 22642, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-04-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2009-04-25 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2009-04-25 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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