Migration and Infant Mortality in Albania

38 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2012

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Edlira Narazani

University of Turin - Department of Economics S. Cognetti de Martiis

Date Written: December 14, 2012

Abstract

Infant mortality rates are considered by UNICEF as one of the basic indicators to determine the degree of progress a country has in the areas of social and economic development. In the last two decades, Albania went through a substantial reduction in infant mortality rates together with a widespread migration experience. In this paper we investigate whether migration has played any role in this decreasing trend of infant mortality rates in Albania by using the Albanian Demographic and Health Survey 2008-09 (ADHS). We find that migrant households have had lower rates of infant mortality than non-migrant households but only once the endogeneity of migration is tackled with country-specific instrumental variables.

Keywords: Migration, Infant Mortality, country-specific Instrumental Variables

Suggested Citation

Narazani, Edlira, Migration and Infant Mortality in Albania (December 14, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2189601 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2189601

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