Comparative Analysis of Factor Affecting Child Mortality in Pakistan
Research Journal Social Sciences Volume 4, No. 2, pp. 1–17
17 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2017
Date Written: December 1, 2017
This study is investigated determinants of child mortality in the Pakistan. The Pakistan is among one of the five countries who have the highest child mortality rates in the world. Literature on the subject has found extensive variation in causes of child death. We used micro-data of Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS) of 2006-07 collected by National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS). In the descriptive analysis, it is founded that neo-natal mortality rate is high for Pakistan. In econometric analysis, binary logit model was estimated using Maximum Likelihood Method (MLM). The study puts particular emphasis on the effect of wealth, mother’ education, exposure to media and ethnicity. Effect of mothers’ education, wealth, and exposure to media found significant determinants of child mortality in Pakistan. Knowledge on condition of a subject at national and local level gives a prerequisite for shaping efficient polices addressing the Problem.
Keywords: Child Mortality, PDHS, Binary Logit Model, Maximum Likelihood Method (MLM), Pakistan
JEL Classification: J13
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