Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country's Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Health measurement
      Infant mortality rate
      Socioeconomic development
    • Abstract:
      Researchers and policymakers often rely on the infant mortality rate as an indicator of a country's health. Despite arguments about its relevance, uniform measurement of infant mortality is necessary to guarantee its use as a valid measure of population health. Using important socioeconomic indicators, we develop a novel method to adjust country-specific reported infant mortality figures. We conclude that an augmented measure of mortality that includes both infant and late fetal deaths should be considered when assessing levels of social welfare in a country. In addition, mortality statistics that exhibit a substantially high ratio of late fetal to early neonatal deaths should be more closely scrutinized. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Economics , University of South Carolina , 1014 Greene Street Columbia 29208 USA
      2Department of Economics , University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill , Gardner Hall CB 3305 Chapel Hill 27599 USA
      3Department of Economics, University of South Carolina, 1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA
    • ISSN:
      0070-3370
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7
    • Accession Number:
      122280281
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GONZALEZ, R.; GILLESKIE, D.; GONZALEZ, R. M. Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability. Demography, [s. l.], v. 54, n. 2, p. 701–720, 2017. DOI 10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=122280281&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 18 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gonzalez R, Gilleskie D, Gonzalez RM. Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability. Demography. 2017;54(2):701-720. doi:10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7.
    • APA:
      Gonzalez, R., Gilleskie, D., & Gonzalez, R. M. (2017). Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability. Demography, 54(2), 701–720. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gonzalez, Robert, Donna Gilleskie, and Robert M Gonzalez. 2017. “Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability.” Demography 54 (2): 701–20. doi:10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7.
    • Harvard:
      Gonzalez, R., Gilleskie, D. and Gonzalez, R. M. (2017) ‘Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability’, Demography, 54(2), pp. 701–720. doi: 10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gonzalez, R, Gilleskie, D & Gonzalez, RM 2017, ‘Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability’, Demography, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 701–720, viewed 18 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gonzalez, Robert, et al. “Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability.” Demography, vol. 54, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 701–720. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gonzalez, Robert, Donna Gilleskie, and Robert M Gonzalez. “Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability.” Demography 54, no. 2 (April 2017): 701–20. doi:10.1007/s13524-017-0553-7.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gonzalez R, Gilleskie D, Gonzalez RM. Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country’s Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability. Demography [Internet]. 2017 Apr [cited 2020 Jan 18];54(2):701–20. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=122280281&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912