Dynamics of Child Mortality Inequality
AbstractHalf a century of economic research asks how economic inequality evolves during aggregate economic progress. I extend this literature to quantify inequality in the incidence of child death across mothers and study its evolution during aggregate mortality decline. Data from 238 household surveys in 79 developing countries show that as child mortality falls in aggregate, it becomes more unequally distributed across mothers.
CitationVogl, Tom S. 2018. "Dynamics of Child Mortality Inequality." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108: 348-52. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181083
- D63 Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I12 Health Behavior
- J13 Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- O15 Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration