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Family policy, economic development and infant mortality: a longitudinal comparative analysis
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 19, no Supplement s1, s89-s102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study, the impact of family policy legislation and economic development on infant mortality was estimated. Time series analyses indicate that economic growth decreased infant mortality in the earlier part of the 20th century, while the postwar period showed a zero or even a reversed correlation between economic development and child health. The results from fixed effects modelling of data for 18 welfare democracies for the period 1970–2000 are in line with the hypothesis that the more generous the earnings-related parental leave benefits, the lower the infant mortality.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Vol. 19, no Supplement s1, s89-s102 p.
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family policy;infant mortality;child health;economic development;comparative studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40756DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00736.xISI: 000278342500006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-40756DiVA: diva2:326168
Available from: 2010-06-22 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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