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Health Aid and Infant Mortality, David Locke Newhouse, Prachi Mishra

This paper examines the relationship between health aid and infant mortality, using data from 118 countries between 1973 and 2004. Health aid has a statistically significant effect on infant mortality: doubling per capita health aid is associated with a 2 percent reduction in the infant mortality rate. For the average country, this implies that increasing per capita health aid by US$1.60 per year is associated with 1.5 fewer infant deaths per thousand births. The estimated effect is small, relative to the targets envisioned by the Millennium Development Goals
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Empirical Framework; A. Ordinary Least Squares; B. Dynamic Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects; III. Data; Figures; 1. Health Aid and Overall Aid Trends; 2. Overall Aid and Health Aid Per Capita Trends; 3. Components of Health Aid, 2000-04; 4. Components of Health Aid-Share of Bilateral in Total; 5. Scatter Plot between Infant Mortality and Health Aid, 1975-79 to 2000-04; IV. Health Aid and Health Outcomes; Tables; 1. Estimated Effect of Health Aid on Infant Mortality, 1975-2004; 2. Estimated Effect of Health Aid on Infant Mortality, GMM, Robustness Checks
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