Governance in relation to infant mortality rate: Evidence from around the world

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)


Governance is estimated to have a significant negative effect on the infant mortality rate based on a sample of 112 countries. The sample contains both developed and developing nations. The estimated magnitude of the effect is not significantly different between female and male infant mortality rate. Furthermore, we investigate whether governance is the preferred predictor of infant mortality rate compared to relative income. Though the statistical results are not conclusive, there is more evidence in favour of the governance indicator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-394
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Public and Cooperative Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006

Cite this