Gender Patterns in Vietnam's Child Mortality

31 Pages Posted: 31 May 2011

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Thong Pham

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Peter Kooreman

Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Ruud H. Koning

University of Groningen - Department of Economics

Doede Wiersma

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pham, Thong and Kooreman, Peter and Koning, Ruud H. and Wiersma, Doede, Gender Patterns in Vietnam's Child Mortality. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5741. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1855193

Thong Pham (Contact Author)

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Peter Kooreman

Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.peterkooreman.nl

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Ruud H. Koning

University of Groningen - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
Netherlands

Doede Wiersma

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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