publication . Research . Article . 2006

Sibling death clustering in India: state dependence vs. unobserved heterogeneity

Wiji Arulampalam; Sonia R. Bhalotra;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
Abstract
Data from a range of different environments indicate that the incidence of death is not randomly distributed across families but, rather, that there is a clustering of death amongst siblings. A natural explanation of this would be that there are (observed or unobserved) differences across families, for example in genetic frailty, education or living standards. Another hypothesis of considerable interest for both theory and policy is that there is a causal process whereby the death of a child influences the risk of death of the succeeding child in the family. Drawing language from the literature on the economics of unemployment, the causal effect is referred to h...
Subjects
free text keywords: J1, C1, I1, O1, death clustering, infant mortality, state dependence, scarring, unobserved heterogeneity, dynamic random effects logit, multi-level model, India, ddc:330
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publication . Research . Article . 2006

Sibling death clustering in India: state dependence vs. unobserved heterogeneity

Wiji Arulampalam; Sonia R. Bhalotra;