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Too Young to Die

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  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: November 1998
  • Page count: 276
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 98.XIII.13

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In response to world concerns and the need to identify measures aimed at eliminating the pattern of excess and preventable mortality among young girls, this publication presents a study of the sex differentials in infant, child and under-five mortality and the specific mechanisms that may lead to excess female mortality in childhood. Too Young To Die explores a broad range of mechanisms ranging from the biological to the social and economic that influence sex differentials in childhood mortality. It also provides a historical account of the evolution of the sex differentials in childhood mortality in today's developed countries during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition, the publication makes a major contribution in its presentation of measurement and analysis of the levels and trends of infant, child and under-five mortality for boys and girls during the 1970s.