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Encountering the Evidence: Child Mortality and Per Capita Income in Africa


Nathanael Ojong


Tyndale University College

December 1, 2011

Current Politics and Economics of Africa, Volume 4, Number 3

Abstract:     
Although at the theoretical level, there is a correlation between under-five mortality and per capita income, empirical work on this relationship is mixed with some studies stressing the lack of correlation whereby an increase in per capita income does not lead to a corresponding decrease in under-five mortality. To others there exists a relationship. Is there a correlation between under-five mortality and per capita income? Does this relationship vary among countries? Using data from twenty countries in Africa, we find that: (a) There is a correlation between under-five mortality and per capita income and (b) The strength of the relationship varies among countries..

Keywords: Africa, under-five mortality, per capita income, economic growth


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Date posted: March 31, 2009 ; Last revised: April 22, 2012

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Ojong, Nathanael, Encountering the Evidence: Child Mortality and Per Capita Income in Africa (December 1, 2011). Current Politics and Economics of Africa, Volume 4, Number 3. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1370333

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Nathanael Ojong (Contact Author)
Tyndale University College ( email )
3377 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2M3S4
Canada
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