Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

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Health

Keywords

parental education, neonatal mortality, infant mortality, under-5 child mortality, maternal education

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The educational attainment of parents, particularly mothers, has been associated with lower levels of child mortality, yet there is no consensus on the magnitude of this relationship globally. We aimed to estimate the total reductions in under-5 mortality that are associated with increased maternal and paternal education, during distinct age intervals. This study is a comprehensive global systematic review and meta-analysis of all existing studies of the effects of parental education on neonatal, infant, and under-5 child mortality, combined with primary analyses of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data.

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Additional Authors: Erin C. Mullany, Solvor Solhaugh, Reed Sorensen, Donata Stonkute, Andreas Tallaksen, Joanna Whisnant, Peng Zheng, Emmanuela Gakidou, Terje Andreas Eikemo

© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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Parental education and inequalitties in child mortality: a global systematic review and meta-analysis

The educational attainment of parents, particularly mothers, has been associated with lower levels of child mortality, yet there is no consensus on the magnitude of this relationship globally. We aimed to estimate the total reductions in under-5 mortality that are associated with increased maternal and paternal education, during distinct age intervals. This study is a comprehensive global systematic review and meta-analysis of all existing studies of the effects of parental education on neonatal, infant, and under-5 child mortality, combined with primary analyses of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data.

 
 

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