The impact of a public-health intervention on sex differentials in childhood mortality in rural Punjab, India
This paper examines the effects of a public-health intervention program on sex differentials in health and mortality during childhood. Among the different health-service packages offered as part of the experimental design, those including nutritional services seem to have been more successful in reducing excess female mortality. The reason for this success appears to have been careful follow-up of undernourished children by project workers. The results also indicate that, consistent with...[Show more]
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