Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India's States.

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  • Author(s): Swaminathan, Siddharth1 (AUTHOR) ; Thomas, John1 (AUTHOR)
  • Source:
    International Interactions. Jul-Sep2007, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p217-242. 26p. 4 Charts, 6 Graphs.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      India
      infant mortality
      political capacity
      Power transition theory
    • Abstract:
      National political development and its effect on economic and demographic changes are topics extensively addressed by power transition theory. Studies in political demography demonstrate that the political capacity of national governments plays a critical role in altering mortality and fertility patterns in developing nations. We test the effects of political capacity on infant mortality rates in fifteen Indian states in the period 1981 to 2000. We find that the political capacity of a state government lowers infant mortality in the low and middle income states. This effect gets weaker across higher income levels. We also find that the wealthier states tend to be healthier. Female education exerts a negative effect on infant mortality within urban populations but its effects diminish in rural populations. A key implication of our study is that the politically capable states in India are positioned to complete the demographic transition and are likely to emerge as the regional drivers of economic growth. Sustained gains in economic productivity will eventually determine India's role in world politics in the twenty-first century. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1School of Business, La Sierra University, Riverside, California, USA
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9670
    • ISSN:
      0305-0629
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/03050620701449017
    • Accession Number:
      25958667
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SWAMINATHAN, S.; THOMAS, J. Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States. International Interactions, [s. l.], v. 33, n. 3, p. 217–242, 2007. DOI 10.1080/03050620701449017. 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=syh&AN=25958667&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 24 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Swaminathan S, Thomas J. Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States. International Interactions. 2007;33(3):217-242. doi:10.1080/03050620701449017.
    • APA:
      Swaminathan, S., & Thomas, J. (2007). Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States. International Interactions, 33(3), 217–242. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050620701449017
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Swaminathan, Siddharth, and John Thomas. 2007. “Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States.” International Interactions 33 (3): 217–42. doi:10.1080/03050620701449017.
    • Harvard:
      Swaminathan, S. and Thomas, J. (2007) ‘Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States’, International Interactions, 33(3), pp. 217–242. doi: 10.1080/03050620701449017.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Swaminathan, S & Thomas, J 2007, ‘Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States’, International Interactions, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 217–242, viewed 24 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Swaminathan, Siddharth, and John Thomas. “Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States.” International Interactions, vol. 33, no. 3, July 2007, pp. 217–242. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/03050620701449017.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Swaminathan, Siddharth, and John Thomas. “Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States.” International Interactions 33, no. 3 (July 2007): 217–42. doi:10.1080/03050620701449017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Swaminathan S, Thomas J. Saving the Next Generation: Political Capacity and Infant Mortality Decline in India’s States. International Interactions [Internet]. 2007 Jul [cited 2020 Jan 24];33(3):217–42. 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=syh&AN=25958667&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912