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Determinants of Child Morbidity and Factors Governing Utilisation of Child Health Care: Evidence from Rural India


  • Anindita Chakrabarti



The objective in this paper is to estimate the role played by such factors in determining the utilisation of formal health care to cure diarrhoea and certain respiratory illnesses plaguing young children. [Working Paper 63/2012]. URL:[].

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  • Anindita Chakrabarti, 2012. "Determinants of Child Morbidity and Factors Governing Utilisation of Child Health Care: Evidence from Rural India," Working Papers id:5024, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:5024
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    1. Biswajit Mandal, 2015. "Demand for maternal health inputs in West Bengal-Inference from NFHS 3 in India," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(4), pages 2685-2700.


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