Using indirect methods to understand the impact of forced migration on long-term under-five mortality

Kavita Singh, Unni Karunakara, Gilbert Burnham, Kenneth Hill

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Abstract

Despite the large numbers of displaced persons and the often-lengthy periods of displacement, little is known about the impact of forced migration on long-term under-five mortality. This paper looks at the Brass Method (and adaptations of this method) and the Preceding Birth Technique in combination with a classification of women by their migration and reproductive histories, in order to study the impact of forced migration on under-five mortality. Data came from the Demography of Forced Migration Project, a study on mortality, fertility and violence in the refugee and host populations of Arua District, Uganda and Yei River District, Sudan. Results indicate that women who did not migrate in a situation of conflict and women who repatriated before the age of 15, had children with the highest under-five mortality rates compared with women who were currently refugees and women who repatriated after the age of 15.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-760
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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