Slum Residence and Child Health in Developing Countries

@article{Fink2014SlumRA,
  title={Slum Residence and Child Health in Developing Countries},
  author={Guenther Fink and Isabel G{\"u}nther and Kenneth Hill},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={1175-1197}
}
Continued population growth and increasing urbanization have led to the formation of large informal urban settlements in many developing countries in recent decades. The high prevalence of poverty, overcrowding, and poor sanitation observed in these settlements—commonly referred to as “slums”—suggests that slum residence constitutes a major health risk for children. In this article, we use data from 191 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) across 73 developing countries to investigate this… CONTINUE READING
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