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Health as an information good: the determinants of child nutrition and mortality during political and economic recovery in Uganda

  • John Mackinnon
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    Uganda suffers from a high rate of child mortality which has improved little if at all in the last twenty years. The paper uses data from the 1992 Integrated Household Survey to model the determinants of child mortality and malnutrition. Parental beliefs about health have a strong and very highly significant influence on child mortality. Education and income also play a role, partly coming through its effect on beliefs, but early primary education seems to have little effect.

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    Paper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 1995-09.

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    Date of creation: 1995
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    Handle: RePEc:csa:wpaper:1995-09
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