A study published in Health Economics, Policy and Law has found non-health government spending to be associated with lower inequalities in infant mortality rates in low- and middle-income countries, whereas health government expenditure was not. Harvard Pop Center faculty member Mauricio Avendano is an author on the study.
Harvard Pop Center Research Analyst Neha Bairoliya, PhD, is co-author of a study published in PLOS Medicine that finds that many of the over 7,000 full-term infant deaths a year in the U.S. could be prevented. Learn more in this Reuters piece.
Wafaie Fawzi is an author on a paper published in The Journal of Pediatrics that explores the link between breastfeeding initiation time, and morbidity and mortality among infants in Tanzania. Photo: USAid on Flickr
PGDA Fellow Mark McGovern, PhD, has co-authored a study published in the October issue of Journal of Population Economics that presents a new approach to evaluating the relationship between falling rates of infant mortality and fertility reductions.