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How High is Infant Mortality in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS?

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  • Gerry Redmond
  • Nadezhda Aleshina
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. MONEE project

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There are worrying indications that official infant mortality counts, based on administrative data, may underestimate the true gravity of the problem in 15 countires in the CEE / CIS region, including 11 out of 12 CIS countries. However, the paper also finds that surveys are rather blunt instruments, and that the confidence intervals that surround estimates from these surveys are often large.

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  • Gerry Redmond & Nadezhda Aleshina & UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. MONEE project, 2003. "How High is Infant Mortality in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS?," Papers inwopa03/26, Innocenti Working Papers.
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    1. Robert M. Gonzalez & Donna Gilleskie, 2017. "Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 54(2), pages 701-720, April.
    2. Brück, Tilman & Esenaliev, Damir & Kroeger, Antje & Kudebayeva, Alma & Mirkasimov, Bakhrom & Steiner, Susan, 2014. "Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 819-835.
    3. Karen Macours & Johan Swinnen, 2006. "Rural Poverty in Transition Countries," LICOS Discussion Papers 16906, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.
    4. Leonardo Menchini & Sheila Marnie, 2007. "Demographic Challenges and the Implications for Children in CEE/CIS," Papers inwopa07/47, Innocenti Working Papers.
    5. World Bank, 2011. "Tajikistan - Improving Statistics for Children's Births and Deaths," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2792, The World Bank.
    6. Leonardo Menchini & Gerry Redmond, 2006. "Child Consumption Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States," Papers inwopa06/36, Innocenti Working Papers.
    7. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. MONEE project, 2004. "Innocenti Social Monitor 2004," Papers insomo04/5, Innocenti Social Monitor.
    8. *Unicef, 2006. "Innocenti Social Monitor 2006: Understanding child poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States," Papers insomo06/8, Innocenti Social Monitor.
    9. Rechel, Bernd & Shapo, Laidon & McKee, Martin, 2005. "Are the health Millennium Development Goals appropriate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 73(3), pages 339-351, September.
    10. Jorik Vergauwen & Jonas Wood & David De Wachter & Karel Neels, 2015. "Quality of demographic data in GGS Wave 1," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 32(24), pages 723-774, March.
    11. Fabian Bornhorst & Simon Commander, 2005. "Integration and the Well-being of Children in the Transition Economies," Papers inwopa05/31, Innocenti Working Papers.

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    Keywords

    child mortality; infant mortality; statistical data;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects

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