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Multidimensional poverty and the state of child health in India

Mohanty, Sanjay K. (2010) Multidimensional poverty and the state of child health in India. Working Paper (30). Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Using data from the National Family and Health Survey 3, India, this paper measures and validates the extent of multidimensional poverty and examines the linkages of poverty level with child health in India. Multidimensional poverty is measured in the domain of education, health and living standard and child health is measured with respect to infant mortality rate, the underfive mortality rate, immunization of children and medical assistance at birth. Results indicate that one-fifth of the households in India are abject poor; half of them are poor and the poor have limited access to child care. While infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate are disproportionately higher among the abject poor compared to the non-poor, there are no significant differences in child survival among the educational, economical and health poor at the national level. Regional patterns in child survival among education, economical and health poor are mixed.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Divisions: Asia Centre
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 15:50
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:22
Funders: Nirman Foundation

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