May 2011

IZA DP No. 5741: Gender Patterns in Vietnam's Child Mortality

published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (1), 303-322

We analyze child mortality in Vietnam focusing on gender aspects. Contrary to several other countries in the region, mortality rates for boys are substantially larger than for girls. A large rural-urban mortality difference exists, but much more so for boys than for girls. A higher education level of the mother reduces mortality risk, but the effect is stronger for girls than for boys.