The impact of household wealth on child survival in Ghana

Lartey, Stella and Khanam, Rasheda and Takahashi, Shingo (2016) The impact of household wealth on child survival in Ghana. Working Paper. IUJ Research Institute , Japan. [Report]

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Abstract

This paper pools four waves of data from Demographic and Health Surveys (from 1993 to 2008) to examine the impact of household wealth status on child survival in Ghana. The Weibull hazard model with gamma frailty was used to estimate the wealth effect on child’s survival probability. We find that a child is more likely to survive when he/she is from a household with high wealth status. Even though wealth effect declined over the years, the risk of death for children from the poorest households was about 1.7 times higher than those from the richest households.


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Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 04:19
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child survival, Wealth, Weibull hazard model, Gamma frailty, Ghana
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29617

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