This paper attempts to highlight socioeconomic determinants of child mortality in Pakistan. Binary logistic regression is applied to 7297 observations from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13. The results reveal that probability of child mortality decreases with greater birth-interval, child’s large size at birth, more family members, mother’s education, mother’s ownership of assets and mother’s decision-making at the household level. Policy makers can work to improve mothers’ characteristics such as fertility behavior, education, empowerment and decision-making at the household level, to reduce child mortality.
Child mortality, Fertility behavior, Women empowerment, Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey
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Khan, R. E., Bari, K. M., & Raza, M. A. (2019). Socioeconomic determinants of child mortality: Evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey. Business Review, 13(2), 34-50. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/businessreview/vol13/iss2/3
December 14, 2020