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Changes in fertility patterns can improve child survival in Southeast Asia

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Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Allison Greenspan

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 27

Topic: Health (Health services for children)
Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Southeast Asia


A new study from the Philippines makes use of the detailed data on fertility and infant mortality collected in the 1988 National Demographic Survey to add to the understanding of infant and child survival. By comparing their findings with information from Indonesia and Thailand, the researchers have come up with a regional picture of the causal dynamics of child survival in Southeast Asia.