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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Arts in Economics
Title Determinants of child mortality in Kenia
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/100352/Apunda_Determinants Of Child Mortality​In Kenya.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Abstract
The study used data from Kenya’s 2014/15 demographic Health Survey in reassessing
the major determinants of child mortality in Kenya. Different logit estimations were run in
order to evaluate the independent effect of each variable (maternal, environmental, and
demographic) on child mortality. The result shows that maternal age, wealth status of the
household, child’s birth size, mother’s education and mother’s religion are major
determinants. Appropriate policies that aim at educating and empowering women are
recommended in order to reduce the overall child mortality rates.

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