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Household Income and Child Survival in Egypt

Citation

Casterline, John B.; Cooksey, Elizabeth C.; & Ismail, Abdel Fattah (1989). Household Income and Child Survival in Egypt. Demography, 26(1), 15-35.

Abstract

This article uses household-level economic and fertility survey data to examine the relationship between household income and child survival in Egypt. Income has little effect on infant mortality but is inversely related to mortality in early childhood. The relationship persists with other associated socioeconomic variables controlled. The mechanisms underlying the income effects are not evident from this analysis: income differentials in sources of household drinking water, type of toilet facilities, and maternal demographic characteristics do not explain the net impact of income on child mortality. The absence of effects on child survival of the size of the place of residence and the relatively weak effects of maternal schooling are also notable.

URL

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2737355

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Casterline, John B.
Cooksey, Elizabeth C.
Ismail, Abdel Fattah

Year Published

1989

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

1

Pages

15-35

Reference ID

767