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Gender Patterns in Vietnam's Child Mortality
by Thong Le Pham, Peter Kooreman, Ruud H. Koning, Doede Wiersma
(May 2011)
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (1), 303-322

Abstract:
We analyze child mortality in Vietnam focusing on gender aspects. Contrary to several other countries in the region, mortality rates for boys are substantially larger than for girls. A large rural-urban mortality difference exists, but much more so for boys than for girls. A higher education level of the mother reduces mortality risk, but the effect is stronger for girls than for boys.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 5741