Infant mortality and birth rates

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dc.contributor.author Hanson, Lars Ake
dc.contributor.author Bergstrom, Staffan
dc.contributor.author Rosero-Bixby, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-11T16:01:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-11T16:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.issn 0-333-58900-9
dc.identifier.uri http://biblioteca.ccp.ucr.ac.cr/handle/123456789/1057
dc.description.abstract It has been suggested that decreasing infant mortality is a prerequisite for decreasing birth rates and the experience in several countries shows that decreasing infant mortality rates are indeed followed by declining birth rates. Actually, industrialised countries with their low infant mortality have low birth rates. In contrast, the highest birth rates are found in countries with the highest infant mortality (Tables 5.1a and b).1 A few developing countries, such as Sri Lanka, China and Costa Rica, have managed to decrease the child death rates substantially.2 This has been followed (or preceded) by a decline in birth rates to some of the lowest levels among developing countries. - But is this a true connection? en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Macmillan Press en
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Costa Rica *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/cr/ *
dc.subject Mortalidad infantil es
dc.subject Fecundidad es
dc.subject Baja de la mortalidad es
dc.title Infant mortality and birth rates en
dc.title.alternative Health and Disease in Developing Countries en
dc.type Article en


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