The effects of access to health care on infant mortality in Indonesia.


Journal Article

This paper examines the impact of access to health facilities and personnel on infant and child mortality in Indonesia. Demographic and Health Survey data are combined with village-level censuses of infrastructure collected by the Central Bureau of Statistics. Because the village-level data are available from two points in time, it is possible to analyse the effects on mortality risks within the village of changes in access to health care. Factors about villages that might affect both access to health care and mortality risks are held constant. Adding a maternity clinic to a village decreases the odds of infant mortality by almost 15 per cent, in comparison to the risk before the clinic was added. An additional doctor reduces the odds by about 1.7 per cent.

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Cited Authors

  • Frankenberg, E

Published Date

  • October 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 163

PubMed ID

  • 10159677

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10159677

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1036-4005


  • eng