. 685 HAS DEMOCRATIZATION REDUCED INFANT MORTALITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ? EVIDENCE FROM MICRO DATA

@inproceedings{Kudamatsu20066H,
  title={. 685 HAS DEMOCRATIZATION REDUCED INFANT MORTALITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ? EVIDENCE FROM MICRO DATA},
  author={Masayuki Kudamatsu},
  year={2006}
}
Does democracy help babies survive in sub-Saharan Africa? By using retrospective fertility surveys conducted in 28 African countries, I compare the survival of infants born to the same mother before and after democratization to identify the effect of democracy. In measuring democracy, I adopt a theoretically motivated definition of democracy: universal suffrage and contested elections for executive office. I find that infant mortality falls by 1.8 percentage points, 18 percent of the sample… CONTINUE READING

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