PSRI STAFF RETREAT

Type: 
Seminar
Start Date: 
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:31 - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:31
Location/Venue: 
GRAYS OAK HOTEL

 Staff retreat to discuss on the Rusinga DSS Project

Trends in adult mortality in Kenya: 1979 – 2009

This study sought to analyze trends in adult mortality between 1979 and 2009, both at national and regional level. The study utilized orphanhood data from the Kenya 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009 censuses to generate complete datasets of proportions of persons with parent alive by province, age and sex. Using proportions of persons with parent alive for two contiguous censuses, conditional survivorship probabilities for male adults and female adults were determined and converted into probabilities of dying between exact ages 15 and 60. Time locations of adult deaths were also determined.

Socio-economic determinants in this study have been defined through the wealth status, highest education level and the labour participation of the mother. These factors explain the rising under-five mortality rate in many cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. A phenomenon, currently facing many cities as Africa embraces urbanization. Their measurements were used to determine how they work through proximate determinants of under-five mortality to influence child mortality as expressed in Mosley and Chen framework of 1984.

FERTILITY AND HOUSEHOLD POVERTY IN KENYA: A COMPARATIVE

ANALYSIS OF COAST AND WESTERN PROVINCES

http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/handle/11295/74723

By

George Okoth Odwe

ABSTRACT

While many studies have been conducted on the dynamics of factors responsible for the Kenyan

fertility level, trends and patterns, not much has been done to examine the role of poverty,

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