Is Childhood Mortality Affected by Wantedness in Cambodia?

Savet Hong, University of California, Berkeley

Previous works have already shown that social and cultural practices play an important role in fertility and mortality levels, particularly in areas where there is a strong sex preference. This paper seeks to explore if being wanted affects childhood mortality in the context of Cambodia using the 2005 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey. A logistic regression is applied and the result is discussed in the context of behavioral practices and interventions.

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Presented in Session 109: Infant and Child Mortality