International Journal of Population Research / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Explaining Sex Differentials in Child Mortality in India: Trends and Determinants

Table 3

Oaxaca decomposition: contribution of selected predictors to child mortality difference between female and male children, India 2005-06.

Summary of Oaxaca decomposition
Coef.Std. error

Female0.140.0154
Male0.090.0122
Difference0.050.0196
Explained0.040.0139
Unexplained0.010.0141
% explained81.95
% unexplained (residual)18.05

Details of explained part
Predictors% contribution to total differenceStd. error

Rural place of residence5.980.0010
Mother’s no education 4.730.0012
Mother’s age (15 to 19 and 30+)5.610.0008
Mothers do not have mass media exposure2.310.0014
Non-Hindu religion0.220.0003
SCs/STs caste0.610.0006
Noninstitutional place of delivery/home delivery−1.390.0012
Poor household economic status3.930.0004
No antenatal care received9.140.0013
≥3 birth order24.270.0017
<6 months breastfeeding40.460.0036
<18.5 kg/m2 mother’s body mass index0.010.0001
Low birth weight4.120.0003

Total explained part100

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