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Do Migrant Children Face Greater Health Hazards in Slum Settlements?

by on May 30, 2012

Do Migrant Children Face Greater Health Hazards in Slum Settlements? Evidence from Nairobi, Kenya is a recent publication from MEASURE Evaluation’s Yazoume Ye. The article appeared in the Journal of Urban Health in June 2011.

Excerpt from the abstract:

Between 60% and 70% of Nairobi City’s population live in congested informal settlements, commonly referred to as slums, without proper access to sanitation, clean water, health care and other social services. Children in such areas are exposed to disproportionately high health hazards. This paper examines the impact of mother and child migration on the survival of more than 10,000 children in two of Nairobi’s informal settlements—Korogocho and Viwandani—between July 2003 and June 2007, using a two-stage semi-parametric proportional hazards (Cox) model that controls for attrition and various factors that affect child survival.

Philippe Bocquier, Donatien Beguy, Eliya M. Zulu, Kanyiva Muindi, Adama Konseiga, and Yazoume Ye co-authored the publication.

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