Special Collection 2 - Article 14 | Pages 355-386

Urbanization, development and under-five mortality differentials by place of residence in São Paulo, Brazil, 1970-1991

By Narayan Sastry

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Date received:17 Feb 2003
Date published:16 Apr 2004
Word count:5926
Keywords:Brazil, development, mortality, Sao Paulo, under-five mortality levels and differentials, urbanization


In this paper, I examine differentials in under-five mortality for the state of São Paulo, Brazil, between urban and rural areas and by location within urban areas over a 21-year period between 1970 and 1991. I also investigate economic inequalities in under-five mortality for urban areas. During the period 1970-1991, much of the infant and child mortality transition unfolded in São Paulo. I investigate whether these improvements in mortality were accompanied by narrowing differentials by place of residence and declining economic inequalities in mortality. I draw on microdata from Brazilian censuses conducted in 1970, 1980, and 1991.

Author's Affiliation

Narayan Sastry - RAND, United States of America [Email]

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