Maternal education is associated with reduced female disadvantages in under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.

@article{Monden2013MaternalEI,
  title={Maternal education is associated with reduced female disadvantages in under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.},
  author={Christiaan W. S. Monden and Jeroen Smits},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={211-8}
}
BACKGROUND The male:female (M:F) mortality ratio for under-five mortality varies considerably across and within societies. Maternal education has been linked to better outcomes for girls, but the evidence is mixed. We examined how the M:F ratio for under-five mortality varies by maternal education in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. METHODS We used recent Demographic and Health Surveys from 31 sub-Saharan African and 4 southern Asian countries. M:F mortality ratios were determined using… CONTINUE READING
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