The Role of Socio-economic and Female Indicators on Child Mortality Rate in Bangladesh: A Time Series Analysis

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Alam, Khosrul (2021) The Role of Socio-economic and Female Indicators on Child Mortality Rate in Bangladesh: A Time Series Analysis. OMEGA—Journal of Death and Dying. pp. 1-24. ISSN 0030-2228


Abstract

This study aims to identify the role of socio-economic and female indicators on child mortality in Bangladesh from the data of 1975 – 2019. A number of econometric techniques of time series analysis like Augmented Dickey-Fuller, Autoregressive Distributive Lag bounds and pair-wise Granger causality tests have been applied to ascertain the desired outcomes. The Augmented Dickey-Fuller test has confirmed that neither series is integrated at level two and the Autoregressive Distributive Lag bounds testing approach has shown the cointegration and short-run and long-run relationship between the variables. Total fertility rate and urbanization have a positive effect, and female education, female life expectancy at birth, and economic growth rate have a negative effect on the child mortality rate. The pair-wise Granger causality test has shown the unidirectional and bidirectional causal relationship among the studied variables. All the outcomes are theoretically consistent and the policy recommendations are made based on findings.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 00:22
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 07:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARDL model, Bangladesh, child mortality rate, socio-economic and female indicators, time series data
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140305 Time-Series Analysis
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3802 Econometrics > 380205 Time-series analysis
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380119 Welfare economics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222821993616
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41409

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