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Does trade liberalization reduce child mortality in low- and middle-income countries? A synthetic control analysis of 36 policy experiments, 1963-2005

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Scholars have long argued that trade liberalization leads to lower rates of child mortality in developing countries. Yet current scholarship precludes definitive conclusions about the magnitude and direction of this relationship. Here I analyze the impact of trade liberalization on child mortality in 36 low- and middle-income countries, 1963-2005, using the synthetic control method. I test the hypothesis that trade liberalization leads to lower rates of child mortality, examine whether this a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.04.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
205
Pages:
107-115
Publication date:
2018-04-06
Acceptance date:
2018-04-03
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
Pubs id:
pubs:833365
URN:
uri:ac8846ce-5534-4d3c-a8d1-83894497ab36
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uuid:ac8846ce-5534-4d3c-a8d1-83894497ab36
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pubs:833365

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