Gender Patterns in Vietnam's Child Mortality
31 Pages Posted: 31 May 2011
We analyze child mortality in Vietnam focusing on gender aspects. Contrary to several other countries in the region, mortality rates for boys are substantially larger than for girls. A large rural-urban mortality difference exists, but much more so for boys than for girls. A higher education level of the mother reduces mortality risk, but the effect is stronger for girls than for boys.
Keywords: child mortality, gender differences, hazard rate, frailty model
JEL Classification: C13, C31, C35, C41, I12
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