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The Production of Infant Health: Input Demand and Health Status Differences Related to Gender of the Infant

Citation

Akin, John S.; Guilkey, David K.; & Popkin, Barry M. (1991). The Production of Infant Health: Input Demand and Health Status Differences Related to Gender of the Infant. Research in Population Economics, 7, 267-289.

Abstract

The authors collected data on all births between May 1, 1983, and April 30, 1984, in the Cebu City area of the Philippines island of Cebu. Some 3,080 mothers were studied in order to "test the effects of gender preferences on infant health within the context of a well-defined model. This model considers the mechanisms by which sociocultural and biological factors affect infant health." The authors conclude that although there are some minor gender-related differences in health input demands, they should have little impact on the cohort's actual health outcomes.

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12317031

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1991

Journal Title

Research in Population Economics

Author(s)

Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.