Determinants of Gender Differences in Child Mortality in Pakistan

By:
Asim Syed,
Prof. Stephan Klasen
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South Asia is a region marred by extreme levels of gender bias against the female children. The most severe form of such gender bias exists in the form of gender differences in mortality leading to excess female mortality. This paper looks into the phenomena for Pakistan and tries to document the extent and determinants of gender bias in child mortality in Pakistan using the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 1990-91. Use of recently developed Bayesian Geoadditve Discrete-time Survival Model indicates education of parents and health seeking behaviour of mother plays an important role in reducing children mortality, specifically for the girl child.


Keywords: Child Mortality, Gender Bias, Geoadditive Regression
Stream: Economics and Management
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Asim Syed

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Goettingen Germany
Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany


Prof. Stephan Klasen

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Goettingen Germany
Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany


Ref: I07P0246