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Neonatal death in India: birth order in a context of maternal undernutrition / Diane Coffey (University of of Texas at Austin and Indian Statistical Institute), Dean Spears (University of of Texas at Austin, Indian Statistical Institute and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserCoffey, Diane ; Spears, Dean
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, April 2019
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (50, A-24 Seiten) : Diagramme
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12288
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-187411 
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Neonatal death in India: birth order in a context of maternal undernutrition [0.71 mb]
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

We document a novel fact about neonatal death, or death in the first month of life. Globally, neonatal mortality is disproportionately concentrated in India. We identify a large effect of birth order on neonatal mortality that is unique to India: later-born siblings have a steep survival advantage relative to the birth order gradient in other developing countries. We show that India's high prevalence of maternal undernutrition and its correlation with age and childbearing can explain this pattern. We find that Indian mothers exit the underweight body mass range at an internationally comparatively high rate as they progress through childbearing careers.