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Patterns and Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality Rates in Ethiopia: Some Reflections from Regional-Level Panel Data


The health condition of infants and under-five children is the most sensitive indicator of socioeconomic development. Recently, Ethiopia has registered improved infant and child health. However, the gains in improved health outcomes are not uniformly shared across the different regions in the country. The main purpose of this paper is, therefore, to shed light on the patterns and changes of infant and child mortality rates in Ethiopia. Using panel data, the results indicate high inter-regional disparities in both infant and child health outcomes. The estimation results reveal that inter-regional variation in infant and child health outcomes is due to significant cross-regional differences not only in health physical infrastructure and human capital but also in urbanization and per-capita public spending on health

Corporate Author: 
Getinet Alemu, Demirew Getachew (editors); Ethiopian Economic Association. Bahir Dar Chapter
Ethiopia Economics Association (EEA)
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Infant and child health

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Regional disparities

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia, Ama?ra kelel
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Broad Subject heading: 
socioeconomic Development
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2011
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Second Regional Conference of the Amhara Regional State Economic Development
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Publication date: 
2013-06-12 23:11:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-03-12 14:30:04
Conference Place: 
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Thematic area: 
Regional Conference of the Amhara Regional State Economic Development
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