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Type Journal Article - Journal of Biosocial Science
Title Proximate determinants of child mortality in Liberia
Volume 23
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1991
Page numbers 313-326
URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=1638036&jid=JBS&volumeId=23&issueId=​03&aid=1638028&bodyId;=&membershipNumber;=&societyETOCSession;=
The study looks at the effects of maternal sociodemographic characteristics and the quality of the environment on child survival through two intervening variables, breast-feeding and prenatal care. A linear structural equation modelling approach was used to examine infant and child survival based on a weighted sample of 5180 Liberian children aged 0-5 years. The findings confirm previous studies, but also reveal complex relationships of the role of education, maternal age and breast-feeding in enhancing child survival.

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