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Health aid, governance and infant mortality

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posted on 2021-04-01, 00:00 authored by Chris DoucouliagosChris Doucouliagos, J Hennessy, Debdulal MallickDebdulal Mallick
Abstract We investigate the impact of health aid on infant mortality conditional on the quality of governance. Our analysis applies instrumental variable estimation with health aid instrumented by donor government fractionalization interacted with the probability of allocating health aid to a recipient country. Using panel data for 96 recipient countries for the 2002–2015 period, we find that the effectiveness of health aid in reducing infant mortality is conditional on good governance. The results are robust in a variety of ways. Our findings reaffirm the importance of improving the quality of governance in recipient countries.

History

Journal

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society

Volume

184

Pagination

761-783

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0964-1998

eISSN

1467-985X

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Issue

2

Publisher

WILEY