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Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5: Progress in the Least Developed Countries of Asia

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  • José Antonio Rodríguez Martín

    (University of Granada
    Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales)

  • Juan Dios Jiménez Aguilera

    (University of Granada)

  • José Antonio Salinas Fernández

    (University of Granada)

  • José María Martín Martín

    (International University of La Rioja)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to propose a territorial measure of maternal and child health in the least developed countries of Asia based on the criteria established in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 , in a context in which international progress between countries has been uneven up to 2013. Pena’s DP2 method is used to compose a synthetic indicator of MDGs 4 and 5 levels for 2013, the last year for which data are available. The index includes information on different variables defined in the Millennium Declaration, as well as a study of the impact of each individual indicator on the outcome of the synthetic indicator of MDGs 4 and 5 levels, and enables classification of these countries in terms of these variables.

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  • José Antonio Rodríguez Martín & Juan Dios Jiménez Aguilera & José Antonio Salinas Fernández & José María Martín Martín, 2016. "Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5: Progress in the Least Developed Countries of Asia," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 129(2), pages 489-504, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:129:y:2016:i:2:d:10.1007_s11205-015-1149-5
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1149-5
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