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Accessibility and Health: An International Analysis of Government Expenditure, Socioeconomic Development and Infant Mortality

Authors: Isaac Zvi Christiansen (Midwestern State University) , Robert Mazur

  • Accessibility and Health: An International Analysis of Government Expenditure, Socioeconomic Development and Infant Mortality

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    Accessibility and Health: An International Analysis of Government Expenditure, Socioeconomic Development and Infant Mortality

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This research examines the relationship between government’s share of health expenditures and infant mortality (IMR). Public healthcare funding is a critical component of ensuring access to care for the poor. Financial barriers may lead to postponement of care, thereby exacerbating health outcomes. We find a moderate association between the government’s share of health expenditures and IMR and strong support for a multifaceted approach to accessibility that includes doctor density, vaccination coverage, improved water and sanitation, and female literacy in reducing IMR. Findings suggest that the effect of government’s share of health spending on IMR is stronger in poorer nations.

Keywords: Public health spending, infant mortality, healthcare access, accessibility

How to Cite:

Christiansen, I. Z. & Mazur, R., (2018) “Accessibility and Health: An International Analysis of Government Expenditure, Socioeconomic Development and Infant Mortality”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 7(2).

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Published on
06 Nov 2018
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