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Demography

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 443–464 | Cite as

Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in developing countries: The case of child Survival in São Paulo, Brazil*

  • Narayan Sastry
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Abstract

I examined trends in socioeconomic inequalities in under-five mortality for the state of São Paulo, Brazil, over a 21-year period from 1970 to 1991, during which much of the mortality transition unfolded. During this time, there was a decline in inequality in under-five mortality by household wealth but a substantial increase by mother’s education. Improvements in infrastructure and economic development were associated with lower levels of socioeconomic inequality in under-five mortality. Mother’s education emerged as the key factor underlying socioeconomic inequalities in under-five mortality even as levels of education for women increased and inequality in schooling fell.

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Concentration Index Household Wealth Socioeconomic Inequality Wealth Quintile Paulo State 
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  • Narayan Sastry
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  1. 1.RAND CorporationSanta Monica

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