Sibling death clustering in India : genuine scarring vs unobserved heterogeneity

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Arulampalam, Wiji; Bhalotra, Sonia;
(2003)
  • Publisher: [Department of Economics, University of Bristol]
  • Subject: Death clustering, infant mortality, state dependence, scarring, unobserved heterogeneity, dynamic random effects logit (probit), India | HA | RJ101
    • jel: jel:J1 | jel:I1 | jel:C1 | jel:O1

Data from a range of environments indicate that the incidence of death is not randomly distributed across families but, rather, that there is a clustering of death among siblings. A natural explanation of this would be that there are (observed or unobserved) differences... View more
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