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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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  • M. Jahangir Alam, 2010. "Prevalence and Costs of Childhood Diarrhoea in the Slums of Dhaka," Working Papers id:2432, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Strand, Jon, 2012. "Allocative inefficiencies resulting from subsidies to agricultural electricity use : an illustrative model," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5955, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    households; Diarrhoea; behavioural; socio-economic; slum dwellers; water supply; Child; Cost; Behavioural factors; Hurdle Model; Dhaka; NGO hygiene;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling

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