How Access to Urban Potable Water and Sewerage Connections Affects Child Mortality
33 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: January 2000
Lower child mortality is associated with improved access to urban potable water and sewerage connections, government involvement in the provision of local water services, and private or parastatal participation in the provision of sewerage connections. Using a city-level database of Global Urban Indicators, Shi finds that:
Improved access to urban potable water and sewerage connections is consistently associated with low child mortality.
Government involvement in providing water services, especially locally, significantly reduces child mortality.
Private or parastatal participation in providing sewerage connections is associated with low child mortality.
Rapid urban growth and high levels of poverty within the city are correlated with high child mortality.
This paper - a product of Finance, Development Research Group - is part of a larger effort in the group to study the relationship between finance and poverty reduction.
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