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United Nations (1992). Child Mortality since the 1960s - A Database for Developing Countries
      (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.92.XIII.10).

This publication brings together the available empirical data on child mortality in developing countries, covering a period from around 1960 to the 1980s. The purpose is to inform policy makers, programme planners and researchers of the availability of data and to demonstrate their range of variation, in order to provide a basis for assessing levels and trends and for monitoring progress towards mortality reduction.

Note that these empirical datasets serve as the basis to a follow-up report produced by UNICEF (1998) - Trends in child mortality in the developing world: 1960 to 1996 (KH-98.1) and authored by Kenneth Hill, Rohini Pande, Mary Mahy (Johns Hopkins University) and Gareth Jones (UNICEF).

Since Child Mortality since the 1960s is no longer available in printed form, it is made available here in electronic form in Adobe PDF format.


Preface and Table of contents (179 KB)

Chapter I: Scope and methodology (1144 KB)
Chapter II: Main findings (332KB)
Chapter III: Guide to notation (99 KB)
Chapter IV: Individual country profiles (6179 KB)

References (1240 KB)

Download the Report (zipped file)

Related links:

United Nations (1990). Step-by-Step Guide to the Estimation of Child Mortality (United Nations
      publication, Sales No. E.89.XIII.9).

United Nations (1983). Manual X: Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation (United Nations
      publication, Sales No. E.83.XIII.2).

United Nations (1982). Levels and Trends of Mortality since 1950 - A joint study by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.81.XIII.3).


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