John Serieux

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While much has been written on the determinants of prenatal care attendance in low-income countries, comparatively little is known about the determinants of the frequency of prenatal visits in general and whether there are separate processes generating the decisions to use prenatal care and the frequency of use. Using the Demographic and Health Surveys data(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper examines the determinants of the insured's decision to use their health insurance card when seeking outpatient and inpatient health care in Vietnam. METHODS Uses Vietnam's latest Household Living Standard Survey data and random-intercept logistic regression to assess the influence of the observed individual, household and(More)
Prenatal and delivery care are critical both for maternal and newborn health. Using the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data for thirty-two low-income countries across Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and employing a two-level random-intercept model, this paper empirically assesses the influence of prenatal attendance and a wide array of(More)
Th is paper presents estimates of world economic growth for 1970-2000, and changes in the intercountry and interpersonal distribution of world income between 1980 and 2000. Th ese estimates suggest that, while the rate of growth of the world economy slowed in the 1980-2000 period, and average within-country inequality worsened, the distribution of world(More)
The prospect of scaling up aid inflows to address the challenges of the HIV/AIDS pandem ic is looked on with som e trepidation by m any policy m akers who dread potential Dutch disease effects. This paper argues that, given the effect of the epidem ic on labor and hum an capital and the potential productivity gains from restoring hum an developm ent, proper(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a proliferation of repeat prenatal ultrasound examinations per pregnancy in many developed countries over the past 20 years, yet few studies have examined the main determinants of the utilization of prenatal ultrasonography. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the influence of the type of provider, place of(More)
This investigation sought to ascertain the extent to which the global economic crisis of 2008-2009 affected the delivery of HIV/AIDS-related services directed at pregnant and lactating mothers, children living with HIV and children orphaned through HIV in Zambia. Using a combined macroeconomic analysis and a multiple case study approach, the authors found(More)
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