Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

2000, Volume 62, Series B, Pt. 2, pp. 317--326

DIFFERENTIAL IN CHILD MORTALITY BY FERTILITY IN NORTH-EASTERN LIBYA

By

K.C. BHUYAN, Garyounis University, Benghazi

SUMMARY. Apart from social, economic and environmental conditions, parity is one of the important factors responsible for infant and child mortality, In the present area of study the influence of most of the socioeconomic factors on child mortality is absent and hence parity may be identified as a responsible factor for mortality. Analytical results show that high parity women have higher child loss. The influences of some of the demographic variables of high parity women on child loss are significantly different than those of low and medium parity women. This is observed by regression analysis. The fitted regression lines of child mortality observed from data on women having different parity levels are found to be significantly different.

AMS (1991) subject classification. 62P12, 62P05.

Key words and phrases. Child mortality by different parity levels, heterogeneous error variances, differential regressions, differential impacts of socioeconomic variables on child mortality.

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