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Effects of Health Systems and Socioeconomic Factors in Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries: Empirical Results from System Generalised Method of Moments

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  • KAMIYA, Yusuke

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Although stronger health systems and socioeconomic factors are considered to improve health status of children in developing countries, there is no consistent cross-country evidence to support this claim. Because the past studies do not properly treat with endogeneity bias, this paper aims to obtain unbiased estimates using the system Generalised Method of Moments for 141 developing countries. Empirical results reveal that GDP per capita and the access to improved sanitation have statistically significant and favourable effects in reducing child mortality. In contrast, health system factors are not confirmed to lead to mortality reduction.

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  • KAMIYA, Yusuke, 2011. "Effects of Health Systems and Socioeconomic Factors in Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries: Empirical Results from System Generalised Method of Moments," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 11(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:11:y:2011:i:2_3
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    Keywords

    child mortality; social determinants of health; health systems; System Generalised Method of Moments;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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