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Infant Mortality

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There is extensive variation in the level of infant mortality (deaths under 1 year of age) across countries, over time within countries, and across subgroups within countries or regions. Social scientists, and demographers in particular, have devoted a great deal of research effort towards identifying the underlying sources of variation, biological and genetic, environmental and behavioural, and their relative importance.

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Wolpin, K. (2018). Infant Mortality. In: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1061

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