, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 447–455 | Cite as

Maternal Education and Child Immunization

  • Kim Streatfield
  • Masri Singarimbun
  • Ian Diamond
Child Health and Mortality


This article explores the hypothesis that formal education of women results in increased child survival because of greater knowledge of the protective function of the major childhood immunizations. Education is also associated with greater awareness of proper immunization schedules. Irrespective of mother’s formal education level, specific immunization knowledge is associated with an increased likelihood of using immunization. The Indonesian analysis is important as a model for preventive health campaigns among other populations with low education levels among women.


Maternal Education Child Survival Child Immunization Proximate Determinant Correct Knowledge 


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© Population Association of America 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kim Streatfield
    • 1
  • Masri Singarimbun
    • 2
  • Ian Diamond
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Child Survival Project, Demography DepartmentAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Population Research CenterGadjah Mada UniversityYogyakarta
  3. 3.Department of Social StatisticsUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  4. 4.Demography DepartmentAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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