Title
Fertility and child survival among Rwandan refugees Fertility and child survival among Rwandan refugees
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Politics
Source (journal)
European journal of population. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
21(2005) :2/3 , p. 271-290
ISSN
0168-6577
ISI
000231422300008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
In the 1960s and 1990s, internal strife in Rwanda has caused a mass flow of refugees into neighbouring countries. This article explores the cumulated fertility of Rwandan refugee women and the survival of their children. To this end, we use a national survey conducted between 1999 and 2001 and covering 6,420 former refugee and non-refugee households. The findings support old-age security theories of reproductive behaviour: refugee women had higher fertility but their children had lower survival chances. Newborn girls suffered more than boys, suggesting that the usual sex differential in child survival observed in most populations changes under extreme living conditions
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