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International Journal of Population Research
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 989485, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/989485
Research Article

Neonatal Death and National Income in Developing Countries: Will Economic Growth Reduce Deaths in the First Month of Life?

Department of Social Statistics and Demography, Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Received 17 May 2013; Revised 3 September 2013; Accepted 15 September 2013; Published 2 February 2014

Academic Editor: Alberto Davila

Copyright © 2014 Sarah Neal and Jane Falkingham. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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