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Title:
Too young to die : genes or gender?
Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division.
Publication Information:
New York : United Nations, Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 1998.
Physical Description:
xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"ST/ESA/SER.A/155."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9789211513257
Format :
Book

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Central Library HB1323.C5 T66 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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In response to world concerns & the need to identify measures aimed at eliminating the pattern of excess & preventable mortality among young girls, this publication presents a study of the sex differentials in infant, child & under-five mortality & the specific mechanisms that may lead to excess female mortality in childhood. Too Young To Die explores a broad range of mechanisms ranging from the biological to the social & economic that influence sex differentials in childhood mortality. It also provides a historical account of the evolution of the sex differentials in childhood mortality in today's developed countries during the nineteenth & early twentieth centuries. In addition, the publication makes a major contribution in its presentation of measurement & analysis of the levels & trends of infant, child & under-five mortality for boys & girls during the 1970.


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