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New research reveals that policies of fiscal consolidation (public spending cuts and/or tax rises) in sub-Saharan African countries are, on average, associated with higher infant mortality: the estimated contribution of ‘austerity’ measures is around 7 per 1,000 additional infant deaths compared with births that occur outside periods of fiscal consolidation.

author(s) :
Lisa CHAUVET
Marin FERRY
collection :
Policy Dialogues
pages :
2
number :
31
available also in : en
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