Excess mortality of girls in the Middle East in the 1970s and 1980s: patterns, correlates and gaps in research.

@article{Yount2001ExcessMO,
  title={Excess mortality of girls in the Middle East in the 1970s and 1980s: patterns, correlates and gaps in research.},
  author={Kathryn Mary Yount},
  journal={Population studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={291-308}
}
Comparative research on girls' excess mortality in the Middle East is rare. Estimates from the United Nations suggest that absolute excess mortality of girls was not universal in the 1970s and was uncommon by the 1980s. Compared with historical Northwest Europe at similar levels of boys' under-five mortality, however, girls' under-five mortality was high in both periods. Studies of the allocation of food and health care suggest that parents invested less and provided less curative care to girls… CONTINUE READING

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