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Title:
IMPACT OF MATERNAL AGE AND BIRTH SPACING ON MORTALITY OF CHILDREN IN INDIA

Authors:
Labhita Das, Akshay Mishra

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1Labhita Das, 2Akshay Mishra
1,2. M. Phil scholar, International Institute for Population Studies, Mumbai

MLA 8
Das, Labhita, and Akshay Mishra. "IMPACT OF MATERNAL AGE AND BIRTH SPACING ON MORTALITY OF CHILDREN IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 3555-3563, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=248. Accessed July 2018.
APA
Das, L., & Mishra, A. (2018, July). IMPACT OF MATERNAL AGE AND BIRTH SPACING ON MORTALITY OF CHILDREN IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 3555-3563. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=248
Chicago
Das, Labhita, and Akshay Mishra. "IMPACT OF MATERNAL AGE AND BIRTH SPACING ON MORTALITY OF CHILDREN IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 3555-3563. Accessed July, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=248.

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Abstract:
Maternal age and the interval between births have an essential influence upon the probability that a child will survive infancy and early childhood. So, this paper seeks the impact of mother's age, birth spacing on infant and child mortality in India.
Data: NFHS-4 (2015-16) data
Methods: For each of our dependent variables, we estimate an equation is explaining the influences on it of the birth-interval and parity variables and the age of the mother. For pregnancy outcome, these equations are estimated by polytomous logit.
Results: 1. The relative risk of child mortality is less likely to occur when the maternal age during child pregnancy is between 20-30 years and it about 18% less likely when maternal age during child pregnancy is 30 years and above in the comparison of the reference category which is 20 years and below.
2. The relative risk of child mortality more likely to occur when the birth spacing of the child is between 2-3 years, and it is around less likely when the birth spacing of the child is three years and above in the comparison of the reference category which is two years and below.