Impact of Mother's Education on Childhood Mortality in Bangladesh
iROC - Investigating Research on Campus
Please be with us October 18th when AKM Hossain, School of Business, presents Impact of Mother's Education on Childhood Mortality in Bangladesh.
Infant mortality is one of the key indicators of the performance of a country’s public health sector. Infants born to mothers with less than 12 years of schooling are approximately twice as likely to die as are infants born to mothers with 16 or more years of education (Singh and Kogan, 2007). The World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that enabling mothers to identify pneumonia, diarrhea, provision of safe water and sanitation, and personal hygiene help reduce childhood mortality in developing economies. These factors are highly correlated with mother’s level of formal schooling. Using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data on Bangladesh, this research finds significant negative relationship between mother’s education and childhood mortality even after controlling for demographic, social and economic characteristics. This result suggests that reducing childhood mortality in developing nations not only requires investment in medical services but also in communication and education. Dr. Hossain will provide insight into the research as well discuss his research regarding this content.
AKM Rezaul Hossain is an Associate Professor of Economics in MSMC's School of Business. His primary research areas include access to credit and discrimination in mortgage credit markets, risk management and regulation of financial institutions. The current research on child mortality in Bangladesh was made possible through the MSMC’s sabbatical grant received in the fall of 2017. His publications include Neighborhood Information Externalities and Provision of Mortgage Credit, Branch Location Choice: Do Lenders Discriminate, Collateralized Debt Obligations: A Double Edged Sword of the U.S. Financial System, and Allocation of Borrowers across Depository and Non-Depository Institutions: Effect of Spatial Proximity.
Impact of Mother's Education on Childhood Mortality in Bangladesh will take place in the DC Cafe of the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
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