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

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Arulampalam, Wiji; Bhalotra, Sonia;
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: J1 | C1 | I1 | O1 | death clustering | infant mortality | state dependence | scarring | unobserved heterogeneity | dynamic random effects logit | multi-level model | India
    • ddc: ddc:330

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)... View more
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