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Cutting Child Mortality: the Power of Parents

Peter  Boone,  October 2006
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Why do some poor communities have levels of child mortality as low as those in wealthy countries while others lose more than a fifth of their children under the age of five? Research by Peter Boone shows that the key lies in having parents with good general education and health knowledge - and the willingness to seek out modern healthcare.

CentrePiece 11 (2) Autumn2006 pages: 18-20

Peter Boone's new paper with Zhaoguo Zhan, which this article summarises, is called 'Lowering Child Mortality in Poor Countries:The Power of Knowledgeable Parents', CEP Discussion Paper No. 751