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
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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://doi.org/10.54784/1990-6587.1029
December 14, 2020