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Type Journal Article - Economics & Human Biology
Title Infant mortality in Armenia, 1992-2003
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Volume 4
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
Page numbers 351-358
URL https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/ehbiol/v4y2006i3p351-358.html
Abstract
Health system reforms have been taken in Armenia during a time of dramatic economic and fiscal distress. It is important to assess trends in health indicators and ascertain if the changes in socio-economic systems affected the health status of infants as the most vulnerable part of the population. We find that infant mortality has fallen during the period c. 1992–2003 in spite of the difficult economic circumstances because of health-care procedures that were introduced. Particular attention is paid to the underreporting of infants’ death cases in the state registration system as well as to estimating the role of different factors influencing infant mortality in Armenia

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