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Inequalities in Infant and Child Mortality in the Developing World: How Large Are They? How Can They Be Reduced?

Adam Wagstaff, March 30, 1999

The program featured Adam Wagstaff’s presentation of initial findings from his study of nine developing countries, based primarily on data from large-scale household surveys sponsored by the World Bank-supported Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) Program. The presentation and discussion covered four topics: the suitability of LSMS data for the study of health inequalities; estimates of intra-country inequalities in under-five mortality derived from the LSMS data; cross-country comparisons of the estimated inequalities; and the potential for reducing inequalities through different types of policy intervention.

(The initial three topics covered in the seminar presentation appeared in a subsequently-published article, Socioeconomic Inequalities in Child Mortality: Comparisons across Nine Developing Countries.)

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