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Family Composition Effects in Gender Differentials in Nutrition and Immunization in Rural India
(Hopkins Population Center, 2000-01)
The literature on gender discrimination over the last several decades has shown that gender differentials in child mortality exist in most regions of the developing world, with particularly severe excess female mortality ...
Effects of Divorce on Mental Health Through the Life Course
(Hopkins Population Center, 1997-02)
The long-term effects of divorce on individuals after the transition to adulthood are examined using information from a British birth cohort that has been followed from birth to age 33. Growth-curve models and fixed-effects ...
Lifecycle Changes in the Rate of Time Preference: Testing the Theory of Endogenous Preferences and its Relevance to Adolescent Substance Abuse
(Hopkins Population Center, 1999-10-09)
Economic theory indicates that because one's activities to improve health reward one in the future, persons who value the future more highly will be more prone to healthy activity. Without measures of time preference we ...
Welfare Benefits and Female Headship in US Time Series
(Hopkins Population Center, 2000-02)
There has been a considerable amount of work on the relationship between AFDC benefits and family structure in the U.S. The evidence to date which uses cross-state variation in welfare benefits and family structure, often ...
Methods for Measuring Adult Mortality in Developing Countries: A comparative review
(Hopkins Population Center, 2001-02)
No consensus has emerged on how to estimate adult mortality in countries lacking complete vital registration of deaths and accurate periodic censuses. This paper applies a range of methods to census, registration and survey ...
Childhood Mortality in Kenya: An examination of trends and determinants in the late 1980s to mid 1990s
(Hopkins Population Center, 2001-01)
After Independence in the early 1960s, child mortality in Kenya fell rapidly. Until around 1980, the under 5 mortality rate (U5MR), the probability of dying by age 5, fell at an annual rate of about 4 percent per annum. ...
A bargaining theory of sexual behavior in women's adolescence
(Hopkins Population Center, 1992)
Child Mortality Estimation by Time Since First Birth
(Hopkins Population Center, 1999)
The Brass method for estimating child mortality from proportions dead of children ever born classified by age or duration of marriage of mother has revolutionized our knowledge of child mortality levels and trends in ...
Does the Law of Diminishing Returns Apply to Infant Motality Decline?
(Hopkins Population Center, 2001-06-22)
Objective: This paper examines time series data on infant mortality from 21 countries to demonstrate an appropriate test of the hypothesis that percentage reductions in infant mortality are larger when infant mortality is ...
The Association Between Grandparental Co-Residence and Adolescent Childbearing
(Hopkins Population Center, 1993)
There is some evidence to suggest that, in the US, young women are predisposed to have children early and outside of marriage and to marry early when growing up in a non-intact family, plagued by poverty and economic ...