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Child Mortality in Malaysia. Ethnic Differences and the Recent Decline


  • Panis, C.W.A.
  • Lillard, L.A.


This paper is focused on two issues. Firstly, to what extent can we explain the observed mortality decline and secondly, can we attribute the observed chinese advantage to demographic or behavioural factors?

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  • Panis, C.W.A. & Lillard, L.A., 1996. "Child Mortality in Malaysia. Ethnic Differences and the Recent Decline," Papers 96-04, RAND - Reprint Series.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randrs:96-04

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    3. Munch, Jakob Roland & Svarer, Michael, 2005. "Mortality and socio-economic differences in Denmark: a competing risks proportional hazard model," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 3(1), pages 17-32, March.
    4. Andreas Wienke & Konstantin G. Arbeev & Isabella Locatelli & Anatoli I. Yashin, 2003. "A simulation study of different correlated frailty models and estimation strategies," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2003-018, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
    5. Ana Dammert, 2003. "Acceso a servicios de salud y mortalidad infantil en el Perú," Investigaciones Breves (CIES-GRADE) ciesib18, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE);Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social (CIES).

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    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior


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