An empirical analysis of inter-relationship between maternal mortality and development in medium human development countries

Premakumara, G. S. and Kavitha, S. V. (2017) An empirical analysis of inter-relationship between maternal mortality and development in medium human development countries. Asian Journal of Development Matters, 11 (2). pp. 74-91. ISSN 0976-4674

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Abstract

The present paper is an attempt to examine the inter-relationship between maternal mortality rate with human and economic development in 15 Medium Human Development (MHD) countries. It is a purely based on secondary sources of data and correlation, regression, normality test and factor analysis have been used to interpret the data. In medium human development countries only HDI and LEB have significant association with MMR. Other parameters individually have failed to establish the relationship with MMR. The factor and regression analysis have identified that HDI, LEB and GII have jointly explained the variation in MMR. Therefore, there is inverse relationship of MMR with HDI, GDI and GII. Accordingly, as human development takes place, life expectancy increases, and inequality between male and female decreases, the level of MMR will be decreased. Therefore, in MMR countries, increasing GDP and per capita income will not directly reduced the level of MMR. Indeed, the increased income needs to be effectively invested for human development and gender empowerment in order to reduce MMR.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maternal Mortality, Human Development, Gender, Life Expectancy, Health, Education, and Income.
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Economics
Divisions: Department of > Economics and Cooperation
Depositing User: MUL SWAPNA user
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 06:42
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 06:42
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/616

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